#1
So I just got a new Epiphone Les Paul Standard a couple weeks ago and love it but have started to notice what a chore it is to bend strings. It didn't seem to bother me at first but all of a sudden it just seems like the strings won't budge. I replaced the stock strings with some D'addario .10s, a while back which I have on other guitars and it doesn't bother me. What do you think could be the problem? I'm especially curious because as far as I can tell the strings are getting harder and harder to bend, to the point where I literally have to use all of my possible force to get a full tone bend on the B and E strings, where usually it's no problem. Any ideas?
#2
the intonation probly isint set up for .10s epiphones are set up stock for .09s that may be contributing to the problem
#4
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the intonation probly isint set up for .10s epiphones are set up stock for .09s that may be contributing to the problem


This most likely. Being that gibson/epiphones have a shorter scale length they should be easier to bend on then most guitars.
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#5
My Epi Les Paul Standard doesn't seem to make any sort of problems for me, you should get that checked out. I think I might need to be set up at a guitar shop.
#6
If you raise the Stop Bar it will give the strings more slack. You don't have to do anything with your bridge except a a re-intonation might be needed. Very simple and it makes bending easier. If you find this not to work, go for lighter gauge strings or top wrap your strings.
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#7
I play a Epi LP Standard and use .11s...
I LOVE bending and will do it all day with relative ease.
Probably the setup
#8
1. Action might be too high, or something else wonky with the bridge.
2. If that doesn't work, you could try top-wrapping it.