#1
Well, before I got my current steel-string acoustic, I used to practice on a classical. They're much easier to bend on etc, mainly due to more space between strings. Well, I got my acoustic now, and I can't bend that well compared to on a classical mainly because I have weak finger strength(bending everyday so I can hit that 2 steps up thing) but I keep hitting the string above the one I'm bending so it makes a not really nice noise.

I want to rectify my technique. Help please? And I was used to bending under the other strings on a classical, not really good either. <_<
#3
Pushing it, as in towrds me cos its on the B string (I practice there mainly, Wonderful Tonight by Clapton, anyone?)
#4
When I bend, I ussually mute all the lower string by the thumb, of my fretting hand, and all the highers, mute by index finger. That's why I can strum all strings strong as fuck and it sounds even better.
Don't tell anybody, but I usually do a little cheating - when I have to full-step bending - I bend only a half step, but one fret higher. Most of folks don't hear the difference, and strings aren't breaking as fast.
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#5
well, when i bend, i try to catch the string above it on my finger as well, so i bend them both. it mutes the sound it makes that youre talking about. whether itll take alot of practice or a little bit is a different story, i just did it, so i didnt really think about it.
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#6
Use two fingers. Like one will be higher up on the fretboard (on the same string.)
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#7
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Don't tell anybody, but I usually do a little cheating - when I have to full-step bending - I bend only a half step, but one fret higher. Most of folks don't hear the difference, and strings aren't breaking as fast.


That would be a bad habit IMO, one half step of difference is very noticeable and if you're doing full bendings this way, it'll sound very flat.

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#8
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Use two fingers. Like one will be higher up on the fretboard (on the same string.)


I do that usually, but I the problem is I can't bend the string above it/the string above it rings when I pull the bend back down and the sound is really shiit, so I'm wondering how to mute that.

Anyway, my G-string just snapped (... I've gotten so many weird responses from non guitarist friends) so I'm getting a whole new set. Anyone wanna suggest a set?
#9
Snapped your G-string while fingering a minor? ;-)

As for string packs, I use Fender Phosphor Bronze .011's on my acoustic, best sound I've had.
#10
I play with 12's. It's hard enough bending a half-step. No way in hell could I ever bend 2 full steps.