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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-09-2008, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Help with this Bend Chord

I cant remember what it is called but its the thing where you play like a B on B string 12th fret and bend on G string to a B from 14th fret. I can do it fine but lately I've been hitting my D string when I let go of the bend. Any help cause it happens like every time I try and do these fast like vai does em
is it just a mute with the pick hand or something?
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is it just a mute with the pick hand or something?
Yepp.
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I cant remember what it is called but its the thing where you play like a B on B string 12th fret and bend on G string to a B from 14th fret.
Double Stop...
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Double Stop...
Unison bend, rather?
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yep unison bend
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-10-2008, 10:27 PM
 
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Re: Help with this Bend Chord

oh whoops, yep, bending a string in a double stop is a unison bend..sorry, screens kinda small on my iPod Touch..
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-11-2008, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Help with this Bend Chord

ya id know double stop lol, ok unison bend. why in the world am i hitting my d all of a sudden? I use to not hit it but I guess when I go faster i let off and hit my D string. Ad Astra says i was right with a hand mute so I guess I'll practice that, my muting with my picking hand is becoming below par nowadays anyway. So I'll practice my muting in unison bends and for speed runs
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Unison bend or a compound bend, yeah.

Have you lowered your action lately? I've found it's a lot harder to control bends with uber-low action, whereas I have a lot less trouble if I leave my action up a little.
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Unison bend or a compound bend, yeah.

Have you lowered your action lately? I've found it's a lot harder to control bends with uber-low action, whereas I have a lot less trouble if I leave my action up a little.
it was setup by rich so idk if it can go any lower lol. I could do em fine on my strat so I am probably not use to them on my Rg still. Even though I've had my RG since december
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-11-2008, 07:03 PM
 
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isnt it the floating trem that causes problems with this?

On my Jem and PGM100 they are hard to make sound correct but
i never ran into this problem when playing my Tele
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isnt it the floating trem that causes problems with this?

On my Jem and PGM100 they are hard to make sound correct but
i never ran into this problem when playing my Tele
it makes it harder and makes me have to bend a little farther than on my dad's G&L Tele cause the tremolo moves. I think the extra bend needed does cause me to hit the D string though, Vai does it still
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Well he did use to practice ten hours a day. See you in ten hours?
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it makes it harder and makes me have to bend a little farther than on my dad's G&L Tele cause the tremolo moves. I think the extra bend needed does cause me to hit the D string though, Vai does it still
G&L Teles are nice aren't they?? and everyone needs a decent fixed bridge guitar in their arsenal. Clearly the answer is to borrow your dad's guitar. (permanently!!)



On a side note this board is dangerous. As every time i log on I am left with the sneaky suspicion that the answer to any problem is acquiring more gear..
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G&L Teles are nice aren't they?? and everyone needs a decent fixed bridge guitar in their arsenal. Clearly the answer is to borrow your dad's guitar. (permanently!!)



On a side note this board is dangerous. As every time i log on I am left with the sneaky suspicion that the answer to any problem is acquiring more gear..
lol, yes....yes.... need more gear..... infact, 2 hardtails i shall need, one for standard tuning one for Paul Gilbert's EEEADE tuning >_< haha

and yes the G&L is amazing, it has a nice flame top and the neck is 1 piece of flame maple but it is cut in half and one side is turned around so that the curl of the wood helps balance the straightness of the neck
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