#1
On both my guitars whenever I bend a string behind the nut it always leaves the string sharp. I've tried cleaning the nut and rubbing graphite on the strings/in the nut but the strings always return sharp. I don't know what the problem is

Does anyone have any recommendations on what to do to sort this?
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#3
Quote by J_W
Why would you do that anyway?


I agree. Is this some new technique I haven't heard of? There really isn't a reason to do this.
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#4
Quote by J_W
Why would you do that anyway?



bends on open notes or harmonics


anyway back to op

you can lubricate your nut with some nut sauce( ) or just soem graphite rub some pencil lead on the slots it shold help with that i try to keep my nut lubricated because it helps with tuning stability in general
#5
**** I thought this was my secret technique. I agree with ^ lubricate the nut
#6
Quote by ryanbwags
I agree. Is this some new technique I haven't heard of? There really isn't a reason to do this.


it is often used in country music, ex. you hit a harmonic on your Gstr on the 12th and bend it up a semitone behind the nut to make your major 3rd.
edit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdyTw43NZCI heres a vid for an example.
Last edited by Gallant69 at Nov 4, 2013,
#7
Quote by supersac
bends on open notes or harmonics




I guess that makes sense on hardtail guitars. I wouldn't know about that though, I use a trems.
#8
Quote by J_W
Why would you do that anyway?


New guitarists like to play the intro to Iron Man, lol. Also as an alternative to trems, I guess.
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#9
I thought this was a fairly common technique to use . I get too scared I'll break the string to do this live.
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#10
If you need to do this on a regular basis swap your nuts out for graphtech nuts.
#11
Common thing that players used to do, but you can't trust it to go back in tune. It's pretty common for that string to stay sharp. Try some lube in the string slot, or even some graphite pencil lead.

In general, a little vibrato won't hurt, but if you're actually bending strings like that, you're sliding that string a lot more through the slot than bending on the neck will. If you're not using locking tuners, that string winding is going to get tighter much close to the wrap, as opposed to that added tension being distributed over a longer length of the string if you were to bend it around the 5th fret, for example.
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#12
Get some locking tuners, maybe a roller nut that can handle the technique of bending behind the nut or you can get some chapstick / lip balm, rub the graphite from a pencil, mix the two until the two are mixed well.
I prefer to bend between the tail piece and the bridge .... it sounds so cool when you do power chords.
#13
Quote by jpnyc
If you need to do this on a regular basis swap your nuts out for graphtech nuts.


You want me to do WHAT?