#1
I seem to have a problem with string bends. I can bend down, (down as in towards the high E, not down in pitch) fairly well, apply vibrato, etc, but when I try to bend up, I can't seem to control the string very well, and I can't apply vibrato to the note.

Does anyone have some tips, maybe a video showing correct technique?
#2
Hm, well first for future reference the 1st string is High e. Lowercase, it's just so we know you're not confused between Low and High. No big deal

When I bend up, if i'm on a highfret...usually past 12 I find it easier to fit the neck into the gap between my thumb and index finger. And have my fretting fingers pointing towards the bridge going diagonal so it creates a pivot point where I can bend up or down and vibrato very easily. I notice a lot of well-known guitarists do this.

I use it as a "Switch" type of deal. I'll play normally then when I know i'm going to vibrato or bend I'll switch to the pivot position then switch back.

Hopefully this is not to hard to understand. Watch some Paul Gilbert videos.

Goodluck!
#3
Try using more than one finger.
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#4
use like 3 fingers, and putting your thumb up higher behind the neck helps to give you more leverage. also, to bend up say a step and then add vibrato just takes a lot of practice to get the feel for it.
#5
I forgot to mention I have been using 3 fingers, for both up and down. I couldn't even vibrato a note by lifting it up at all, much less after a bend.

Watching a Paul Gilbert video seems to have helped, I'm making a little improvement.