#1
I've heard that some people have done this before (I did a little while ago) If you don't know what I'm talking about, check this picture.



Does anyone else do this? And does it make the sustain better? I have heard that from some people...
#2
I don't know but really is learning to bend properly that hard?
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#3
Properly? I can bend fine, thanks, but having it be easier is a bad thing? I never said I couldn't bend, I said it supposedly makes it easier, along with helping the strings not break.
#4
I've seen it done before, but, I never was told a reason. I don't see whay it would make bending any easier. I could be wrong. Seems easy enough to do. Try it if you'd like and let me know if it helps.
#5
I don' t think it'll help you bend and I think it prolly doesn't help sustain...
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#6
I used to do it, only because i heard Zakk Wylde did and wanted to try it. Didn't really feel a difference though, so...
#7
It doesn't make for easier bending. I've been doing it for ages. It just makes your strings last longer / be less prone to snap from intense bends. It also gives bends more sustain.
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#8
I do that. I don't think it makes anything easier, but if anything strings are more likely to break because they are bent against the edge of the stop bar. It could add sustain, but I haven't really noticed. My friend told me Duane did it, so I figured that if it works for him it should work for me.
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It doesn't make for easier bending. I've been doing it for ages. It just makes your strings last longer / be less prone to snap from intense bends. It also gives bends more sustain.


Yah, thats along the lines of what I was told, but it seems to sound better this way.
#10
It gives better sustain, longer string life and better pinch harmonics.
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#11
I just did it last time I changed strings, it will decrease tension a little bit because it greatly lessons the angle at the from the bridge to the tailpiece, but I seem to find that my strings slide out of their saddles sometimes, and that I did have to raise my action a little bit. I didn't notice a huge increase in sustain either.
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#12
yeah i tried it too cos i heard it increased sustain. i didn't notice a difference in sound at all but it looks cool cos you dont have the ugly string windy bits showing. if that makes any sense...
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#13
I did this to my gibson V..
it didn't make bends noticably easier...
but it gave a little bit of tone and sustain boost
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