#1
Whenever I do a full step bend, the string(s) above the one I'm bending catch my finger and when I release the bend, they make unwanted noise. Is my action too high or something? Or is it my bending technique?
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#2
Could be your action, but most likely your technique, try practicing your bends slower. O and make sure your nails are trimmed.
#3
it could be that the actions to high or it could be that your nail is getting caught on the other strings
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#4
i think it might be the bridge
but first ... how long have u bin playing for ?! it can be ur technique too ... i used to have the same prob and i adjusted my bridge and now its fine ... but i still have probs with bending with guitars who have a high bridge ...
#5
I've been playing for almost 2 years, and I've always had this problem. I've just ignored it because I don't bend all that much in the songs I play, until recently when I learned Black Magic Woman, and it just sounded so bad, even though I was playing the notes exactly right. I couldn't keep those damn open notes from ringing!
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#6
Gotta dampen all those unused strings.
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#7
bending and vibtrato are probably the hrdest naturaly techniques to master, Only time and ptractise can make it better.

I watched a good joe satriani video on bending once which helped me a lot.

Its simply playing the note and then bending up to it on the same string but a whole tone down?

If that makes sense.
#8
It's most likely just your technique. You just have to be aware of what else your hand is touching, and make sure you mute those strings. I have this problem sometimes too, but I'm getting better.