#1
how do you bend on the electric without catching the strings above you and flicking them?

I keep bending the b string up and then my callous on my ring finger catches the g string above it and flicks it. this used to happen with me on the acoustic seldomly but on my new electric it happens all the time both on the way up the bend and down! crap!
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Agile 3100 CSB
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#3
Quote by qstionauthority
Use the tips of your fingers.


wow i'm an idiot. works like a charm thanks
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#4
Another trick is bend with your ring/middle finger, but have your index laying across the strings above to mute them.
#6
Quote by leviticus_22953
practice my friend. practice bending using the tips of your fingers.


I too had this problem when I first started playing, I think everyone does. As mentioned, using the tips of your fingers to push the string up with help prevent catching the above string, as well as lots and lots of practice. Bending can take many years to become really good and consistent at.

Also, when bending quite alot, say a couple of semi tones worth, bring your thumb over the neck to help you get extra leverage on your bend.