#1
Well I'm basically a newbie and am in my first few months of playing guitar and about a week ago got my first electric; a Fender standard strat. I really enjoy it, but there's one thing that i'm not too sure of. When playing a note on one of the lower frets and I increase the pressure on the string, the note seems to bend. I am positive i'm not bending the actual string. I've asked around and it seems to be because of either new strings/ new frets. I was just wondering if anybody experienced the same type of tone or knows the cause of this.
#2
Thats pretty natural.
It's pretty much impossible to push your strings to to the fingerboard and there's always a gap underneath the strings you are fretting. So putting more pressure on it is just causing it to bend but into the fingerboard.
#3
Thanks... that actually makes pretty good sense. I guess i will just have to adjust the way i play the notes.
#4
Maybe you have massive frets or something, creating a faux scalloped fretboard. . .
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#6
That's completely normal.
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#9
the epiphone les pauls do that to, i thought it was just me, but it might be your frets, take it to a guitar shop and have them filed if you cant adjust to it
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#10
No^^^^ don't bother, it's just a practice thing about getting a lighter touch and what not...
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#12
lol.. not as lucky as you'd think... i "played" on a crappy yamaha acoustic for a few months...
#14
my esp does that actualy, harder i fret a note the pitch changes, strange but true.
#15
Quote by J.Randen
my esp does that actualy, harder i fret a note the pitch changes, strange but true.


It's not strange. And it happens on all guitars. though I would imagine that large frets make it a little more pronounced. .
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#16
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It's not strange. And it happens on all guitars. though I would imagine that large frets make it a little more pronounced. .


Not really. Large frets just means the bars are thicker, but it's barely enough of a difference to notice it.
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