#1
Is this even possible to do with the guitar? Does it take alot of practice? Is there some chance i might mess up the guitar? And another question would be, if you do alot of bends in your playing is there a chance you might mess up the guitar?
#2
It's possible, but painful (for me at least) you pretty much have to bend the string as far as you can push it. Mine usually end up almost off the fretboard.
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#3
No. I can't see why you can't. It's harder to do on the lower frets (ie. 1-8ish) but if you have some super strechy strings it is quiet possible. Might hurt for a long time.

And no bends wont ruin your guitar.
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#4
it'll probably put it way out of tune, but it is possible with practice, and 8 or 9 gauge strings.
#5
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No. I can't see why you can't. It's harder to do on the lower frets (ie. 1-8ish) but if you have some super strechy strings it is quiet possible. Might hurt for a long time.

And no bends wont ruin your guitar.


Since when is "8ish" apart of the lower frets, and it is possible with any strings, I can bend more than two steps with out any problems, excluding the first couple frets...oh, and I use medium strings...
#6
It is possible, Randy Rhoads, Glenn Tipton have done it. It is easy on the first or second string. Use 2 or more fingers to bend the string
#7
^ yeah, that'll make it easier, it'll still cut our fingers up tho lol, if u do it too much, its gona hurt.
#8
It's easy, people do it all the time.
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#10
It takes practice, I can bend up to three steps. Albert King was known for his expressive bending, and would often bend up two steps. It's got a real nice sound to it when you know how to use it properly.
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It takes practice, I can bend up to three steps. Albert King was known for his expressive bending, and would often bend up two steps. It's got a real nice sound to it when you know how to use it properly.


Are you serious? Bending 6 ****ing frets?
That's bloody amazing, at least to me actually
#13
yup totally possible. i use really thick strings and still do it all the. in fact, reinforce your fingers and you can bend it as far as you're brave enough to take it. i actually recommend using thicker strings as they're less likely to break when you bend them far and i've noticed have a tendency to stay in tune better .
#15
I was able to bend from 13th fret to 19th on the G string once.
Just practice a lot.
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No. I can't see why you can't. It's harder to do on the lower frets (ie. 1-8ish) but if you have some super strechy strings it is quiet possible. Might hurt for a long time.

And no bends wont ruin your guitar.

Hahaha try it with 12's...you might bleed.
#17
Yep, I bend 2 steps all the time and 2 1/2 or 3 occasionally, and now and then I'll try for a 5th. Yes, bending up a 5th is possible, and even some vibrato along with it, but I never try it unless I know my strings are in good shape. I change strings pretty often, and on my squier strat I have to change every gig so I can usually risk it, but I have to watch which guitar I use otherwise, I don't change strings on all 7 guitars every gig. I play .009 gauge, .010 for open tuning slide. Used to play .010 across the board till they started to cause me too much pain, old wrist and tendon injuries give me lots of trouble. If my wrist would handle it I'd be playing .010's still.

If you use a little graphite in the nut from a #2 pencil it helps a lot keeping in tune, the nut is usually where strings hang and go out of tune when using heavy duty bends or tremolo bars. My Squier strat and Peavey Patriot both do fairly well with no other alterations, just a bit of graphite. Oh, I installed a Hipshot Tremsetter long ago in the squier, almost forgot about that...it helps but does not solve intonation problems entirely when using the tremolo. I think the graphite makes more difference by far.
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#18
I can bend three steps without a ton of exertion.

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#19
Its pretty easy, just depends on if your strings or guitar can handle it. Last I tried, I was just about to hit the pitch and my string snapped :P
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#20
I gave this a try after reading this and 2 steps is pretty easy. I can make three with a bit of effort. I use .10's. Just work on your finger strength.
#21
I can do it, but it takes some practice.
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#22
I don't think it's possible between the 1st and 7th fret, but after that you can get some really crazy stuff.
#23
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I don't think it's possible between the 1st and 7th fret, but after that you can get some really crazy stuff.


I can do a 2 bend on the 5th fret g string, man. it's not that hard.

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