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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-09-2010, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Having to bend further to achieve the same note

That probably isn't the best description....

... but essentially, I'm having to bend strings further on one of my JS's in order to achive a note I'd reach with less effort on the others. A 2 step bend really seems to be asking a lot

As the string guage and brand haven't changed is it a sign I need to change saddles, or trem springs or something?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-09-2010, 11:29 PM
 
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Re: Having to bend further to achieve the same note

are the springs worn out? is the trem really "loose"? a stiffer trem is easier to bend on etc.
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Re: Having to bend further to achieve the same note

Doesn't seem any looser than the others. I suppose swapping in springs from one of those would help. Will try that - any other possibilities?
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Re: Having to bend further to achieve the same note

Does the guitar in question and the guitars that you are comparing it to have the same specs? A trem with springs that give easier will require a larger bend to reach pitch because the trem is giving while you bend the string and you have to reach a point where the springs are providing enough resistance to provide enough string tension. Bla Bla Bla

There are other obvious reasons that will change the way that a string feels like scale length and string gauge. However, a less often thought about factor is locking nut versus non locking nut. With a non locking nut you are dealing with a longer amount of string that needs to stretch before you sufficiently raise the pitch.

Other than one of those few reasons I am not aware of any reason why your guitar should require a larger bend than any other.
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Re: Having to bend further to achieve the same note

They're all JS Fujijen guitars. It is sounding like the springs must be giving more than I have realised so will try the swap out and see. Thanks for the advice
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