#1
Quick and simple: I like having my action a bit higher than most metal / shred players prefer, but this way I get the feel I want. But then I can`t set the intonation right, the saddle just can`t move any further towards the stopbar, this happens on G and low E strings. Can this be because the strings I am using ( elixir 10-46 )? Also, do different strings feel slinkier? And can adjusting the neck relief help?
#2
More wierd things... even though I use 10s, bending strings is a nightmare, but I saw people wrapping strings over the stopbar... the only problem is that bending became even harder... getting the stopbar lower makes bending easier but I cant get it low enough to feel good or strings touch the tom and are gonna break
#3
have you flipped the bridge so your saddles put the contact point at he very back of the bridge?
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#4
Need more info.

What does "nightmare" mean exactly? Difficult to bend? Fret-out issues? Goes out of tune? My SG has a tuneomatic with stop tail piece and bending 10s is pretty easy. Even easier if you tune down 1/2 step.
#5
Yes I flipped the bridge saddles so they have more range. By nightmare I mean its just hard and painful. Stays in tune perfectly thanks to locking tuners and graphtech nut. I dont understand why, butgetting the stopbar as low as possible makes bends a bit easier. Switching to 09s is not an option, they feel way too loose, I barely feel the amount of tension for precise bends.
#6
Quote by ArturPr
Yes I flipped the bridge saddles so they have more range. By nightmare I mean its just hard and painful. Stays in tune perfectly thanks to locking tuners and graphtech nut. I dont understand why, butgetting the stopbar as low as possible makes bends a bit easier. Switching to 09s is not an option, they feel way too loose, I barely feel the amount of tension for precise bends.


Hmmm, not that much difference between 9s and 10s to me and I bend a lot. 12s do start to hurt a bit though.

This no longer sounds like a setup issue. Pick a string gauge you like and run with it.
#7
This is the problem: 10s are too stiff, and 09s are like rubber. MAYBE its because my strings are elixirs?
#8
Quote by ArturPr
This is the problem: 10s are too stiff, and 09s are like rubber. MAYBE its because my strings are elixirs?

try 9.5's
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#9
I'd just man up and get used to the 10's.
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#11
This is a technique issue, not a setup issue. Suggesting that you are just too manly for 9s but too pussified for 10s is nonsense.

I have guitars currently set up with 8s, 9s, 10s, 11s, and 12s including Ernie Ball, Elixir, and D Addario. Accurate string bends do take a moment to get used to the string tension of each guitar but after about 5-10 minutes a player can reasonably manage both 1/2 and whole step bends reliably along with several different methods of vibrato. I tune the 12s down 1/2 step and rarely bend more than 1/2 but it can be done if needed. It will just hurt some.

Practice, not setup my friend. Learn to bend all strings and all gauges accurately on every guitar.
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#12
Well, I can bend them accurately on both my guitars, and I bend ALOT, play for ~3 hours a day and just can`t get used to the pain coming from this SG. And yes, it is a setup issue, I gave this guitar to 2 guitarists and they both said its unbelievably stiff for 10s
#13
Quote by ArturPr
Well, I can bend them accurately on both my guitars, and I bend ALOT, play for ~3 hours a day and just can`t get used to the pain coming from this SG. And yes, it is a setup issue, I gave this guitar to 2 guitarists and they both said its unbelievably stiff for 10s


Must be a very different animal than most SGs. They are usually the string bend kings (including my own 67) compared with my Tele with a longer scale and 11s that requires some muscle.
#14
Its a special 2014. Compared the specs to a standard, the neck angle, bridge, nut width are the same. It`s even same to the standard les pauls.
#15
Have you tried any different brands of strings, or just Elixir's? You might want to try a different brand
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#16
I am about to try some others because someone said that elixirs are stiffer. Might be true because they are plain steel, not nickel plated.