#1
I've got a Mexi Strat with .10s on, and I just can't seem to get the bends up at the right pitch easily. It's set up quite well, and I can get the strings to go a whole step up if I try, but the strings are sort of tight, so if I bend up a whole step, I have to go half way up the fingerboard (vertically) and the string goes out of tune.

Any suggestions?
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#2
Well try another set of strings or just play them more often so they wont be so tight :P
#3
idk, i have .012's on my strat and i can do bends just fine
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#4
Stretch the strings before you use them. I used to have the same problem
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I've got a Mexi Strat with .10s on, and I just can't seem to get the bends up at the right pitch easily. It's set up quite well, and I can get the strings to go a whole step up if I try, but the strings are sort of tight, so if I bend up a whole step, I have to go half way up the fingerboard (vertically) and the string goes out of tune.

Any suggestions?

First is to practice bending, make sure the motion comes from your wrist. I use .010-.056 string gauge and have no problem with bends.

Next thing is to set up your guitar properly, the string shouldn't be going out of tune after a bend like that. I frequently bend my strings the equivalent of half my fretboard (vertically) and have no tuning problems at all.