#1
I have a string thru ibanez sz720 and i noticed the strings are considerebly harder to bend then my cousins squire strat. Is there any way I can make them easier to work with while still keeping it in standard tuning?
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#2
If it's a longer scale length, then at the same pitch the strings will feel tighter.

Are both guitars set up with the same string gauge?
#3
You could try tuning down a half step. It shouldn't make TOO MUCH of a difference.
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#4
what are you tlaking about? I am a noob please dont confuse me with big words liek that.
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go into your local GC and ask for a set of extra slinky's...


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what are you tlaking about? I am a noob please dont confuse me with big words liek that.

This basically means going from EADGBe(standard tuning) to Eb Ab Db Gb Bb eb(b=flat)(this is dropping every string down half a a step. Geddit?
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#10
Everyone else has nailed it. Tune down or get thinner strings.
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#11
the string gauge is the thckness of the strings, thinner strings are easier to bend. You should probably look into getting strings of a smaller gauge then what you have. I would suggest buying 9 gauge ernie ball slinkys or Diaddrio XL's, your local music store should carry them.
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#12
Alright I'll try and explain this in a different since you're new. Guitar strings come in different thicknesses called gauges. The bigger the gauge number, the tighter and harder to bend the strings are, but they have a fuller sound. We suspect that your guitar has too thick of a string gauge for a beginner. So what you should do if you want new strings, is go into a store that sells strings and ask for a set of nines. They should know what you're talking about. Then put the new strings on. You'll have to find a guide somewhere or ask your cousin.
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#13
Use lighter gauge strings. I mean no disrespect here, but strings come in different gauges. Lighter strings will be easier to bend. Heavy strings will have richer tone.

I don't think changing your tuning is what you're looking for.

Ask your friend what gauge and brand he uses, and get some for yourself.
#14
If you have a tremolo on your guitar and you change the string gauge, make sure you get it properly set up or else it will never stay in tune.
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#17
The only solution is to buy a new set of strings of lighter gauge like 9s or even 8s.
How much time have you been playing? Maybe you just need to practice until it gets comfortable to you.
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you could just play and gradually get stronger fingers.

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#19
Or, you could get a steel-string acoustic and play that a while. Then, when you pick up your electric, you'll be amazed at how light and easy to bend the strings are!
#20
super slikys! even an old man like me can bend em like butta!
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#21
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This basically means going from EADGBe(standard tuning) to Eb Ab Db Gb Bb eb(b=flat)(this is dropping every string down half a a step. Geddit?

of course I get that. but then again 99% of all tabs are written in standard tuning so i dont know if I wanna compromise that.
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#22
what gage strings do you reccomend? how thin are we speaking?
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of course I get that. but then again 99% of all tabs are written in standard tuning


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Go look at some Guns n' Roses or Van Halen tabs. Or if you really want to be proven wrong, try out some Alter Bridge stuff.
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#26
Dude, just keep playing until you get stronger fingers. I'm willing to bet that pretty much all of us here had to deal with this issue.