Acoustic G-string Bending
Brandon Earman
Dec 1 2011, 04:43 PM
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On my past two acoustic guitars, I cannot seem to bend my G-string a full step. For instance I cannot bend the 7th fret up a full step to an E. I have to almost break the string I bend it so hard, and even then it doesn't yield a full step.

Any suggestions?

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Gabriel Leopardi
Dec 1 2011, 05:07 PM
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That's weird! Two different guitars?? Maybe it's the quality of the strings... what brand do you use?

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Cosmin Lupu
Dec 1 2011, 05:10 PM
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Hey Brandon, I never tried such a thing, as the acoustic guitar is not quite meant for that sort of stuff, but maybe lighter strings would help?

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Brandon Earman
Dec 1 2011, 10:03 PM
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The first guitar was an old 1970's Yamaha acoustic with extra light strings. The second one I have now is a Taylor 414-CE with medium Elixirs on it.

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Daniel Realpe
Dec 2 2011, 12:25 AM
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I always find it difficult to bend that string on an acoustic as well! I think it's just the nature of the strings on that instrument

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