#1
i own a gibson les paul studio (2004) and when i bend the high E on certain frets the note just dies. im pretty sure i know how to do bendings, as im not getting this on the other les paul.
i have taken the strings off and noticed that some frets are really flat and consumed especially on high E and B strings. i have also tried a higher action but the problem is still there. (if it matters im using 009-042)

do i have to take the guitar to a luthier and have it refretted or is there anything else i can do?

thanks
#3
Refretting it yourself is very possible, but you'll need the right tools and a good idea of what you're doing. If you don't, go to a tech.

I would imagine that since its not very old though, a fret levelling/re-crown may solve your issues - like i say, consult a luthier/tech if you're unsure.
#4
What you really need is a new amp...

But seriously, maybe your frets need cleaning?
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#5
Raising your action might fix the problem, but if not, it's likely time to refret.

There's not much worse than playing an awesome lick and one of your sweet bend frets-out.
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#6
Quote by Woffelz
What you really need is a new amp...

But seriously, maybe your frets need cleaning?


what does amp have to do with frets?

and of course i clean them every time i change strings
#7
Quote by tappooh
what does amp have to do with frets?

and of course i clean them every time i change strings


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"The future's uncertain, and The End is always near."
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