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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-08-2009, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Bending on high scalloped frets.

Have problems bending the high scalloped frets on my JEM. Shouldn't it be easier to bend them compared to the other non-scalloped frets?

Sometimes i can get the note, but it wont sustain as long as it would if i bend any non-scalloped fret for some reason. Sometimes the bend can't last for more than a second.

I sort of suspect this is a technique problem rather than a technical problem with the guitar. Maybe I have to press alot harder to bend the high scalloped frets?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-08-2009, 01:20 PM
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Re: Bending on high scalloped frets.

I would think that it's either in your fingers (but if you don't have that issue on other frets then probably not) or a fault with your particular guitar, scalloped frets can have choking/action problems as well as other frets.

none of my jems with scallops have had these sorts of problems, so I don't think it's a design issue of the JEM as a whole.
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Re: Bending on high scalloped frets.

you could also have the pickups *neck pickup* adjusted to close to the strings and the magnetic pull is pulling the string stopped.

you should also play lighter on scalloped frets.

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Re: Bending on high scalloped frets.

If it is on the higher scalloped frets, it is likely that you are not getting the right pressure in the string. I am guessing it is a square heel neck joint.
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