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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-25-2002, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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Bends on a floyd rose equipped guitar

Hey guys.... how do you execute bends like these accurately on a floyd rose bridge? I have difficulties because bending a string causes the bridge to flex forward and affecting hte pitch of other strings.

There are similar cases which this apply; too many for me to list here but I think you will get the idea

E -----------------------
B ------------12--------
G -----11b13----------
D ----------------------
A -----------------------
E -----------------------

E ------------------19---
B -----------19b21-----
G -----------------------
D ----------------------
A -----------------------
E -----------------------

Normally how do you guys overcome this problem? Thanks a bunch in advance.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-25-2002, 10:03 PM
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Bend both strings. The one you're not "supposed" to be bending, you only bend a little. It's a feel thing - you'll get it.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-25-2002, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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Thats it? Well. thats sounds really simple... thanks....
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-27-2002, 09:25 PM
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Another way is to press down on the bridge with increasing force as the bend increases. Just experiment and find the right amount of pressure to "match" your bend as you bend and release the strings, so that the bridge stays close to the neutral position. This way works for times when you can't always bend the other note slightly, like open strings ringing out.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-27-2002, 09:46 PM
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another vote here for bending both. (not the same amount for both strings). Use your ear!
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-28-2002, 11:56 AM
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I often have this problem too
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-28-2002, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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That makes two of us. Which method is more effective; more reproducible in some sense
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-24-2002, 01:03 PM
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bending both, like already grows with experience
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