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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2012-12-07T08:03:53+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=2&t=13195 2012-12-07T08:03:53+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13195&p=114936#p114936 <![CDATA[Re: Bending strings on acoustical guitars]]>
In terms of note bending in my personal opinion, your just into a different ball game bending on an acoustic as a pose to electric.
The lightest strings I use are medium/light (I play a Martin 000x1 and Gibson J50)
M145 Light/Medium
12.5 16.5 25.5 33.5 43.5 55
An electric will comfortably bend a whole tone, for my money it just ain't the case on an acoustic
I have tried extra light strings in the past;
M170 Extra Light
10 14 23 30 39 47
They do bend easier (a whole tone is still a stretch if your not right up the neck)
I really don't like the feel of them - more importantly I don't like the sound of them they're really feeble sounding to my ears.

If you are looking to switch to very light strings long term, it's also a good idea to get your guitar setup for them (you'll probably have to put up with fret buzz otherwise)

Are you per chance an electric player switching over to Acoustic?

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2012-12-03T21:47:20+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13195&p=114831#p114831 <![CDATA[Bending strings on acoustical guitars]]> Thanks in advance,
DP

Statistics: Posted by danpoehler — Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:47 pm


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