#1
i've noticed that on my SG it is quite difficult to bend the strings. I've lowered the action pretty low myself- would that affect it? Do i have to make a compromise and balance the action against ease of bending the strings?

The gauge i use is 50/11 if that would be helpful. Everything else on the SG is standard ie Tune-o-matic bridge.

Cheers for the help
#2
What tuning are they in? 11s tuned to standard are always gonna be pretty hard to bend.
#3
yeah the tuning is standard- so you think the next batch of strings i get should be 10s? i assume the thinner the string the easier it is to bend?
#4
Probably the strings are too thick for you, that affects the bendability. Either change them for .10 set or suck it up and develop finger strenght.
#5
try a lower gauge of string, but you might lose some tone but you will increase your playability.
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#7
If you can't bend the 11's, go for 10's or detune them. I can't use anything lower than 11's personally coz they are too thin and just snap. I also like the tone of them. But it's YOUR choice in the end, not ours.
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#8
Fingers weak. Strings big. 1 + 1 = 2.

Move down a size, like the others have told you.
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