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Frets hurt a bit to bend -plek shave option

 
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cragginshred



Joined: 30 Mar 2010
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:29 am    Post subject: Frets hurt a bit to bend -plek shave option Reply with quote

The medium ss frets in my new classic give a slight pain sensation when bending aggressively, is this normal until my fingers get calloused up more? for context I play 1-2 hours daily and have been for 30 plus years, non of my others guitars feel that way.
Suhr (John)? in the forum had mentioned to a plek'd adjustment or something to make it more comfy. I hear the exactness of bigger frets in the playing and tone and my gut says don't mess with it, just not used to pain when playing my Les Pauls which have plenty of fret size. Thoughts?
Don
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conor



Joined: 27 Jul 2013
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What guage strings do you have on it? Would you think about moving down a size and see if that helps?
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killerburst



Joined: 29 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you used to only playing 24-3/4" scale guitars (as on the LP)? If so, the longer scale length of the classic will have noticeably higher string tension. Conor's suggestion of dropping down to a lighter gauge string for your Suhr might balance things out for you.
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tylerisdumb



Joined: 30 Oct 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An alternate perspective:

Is this a new guitar? If so, does your new guitar have the same scale length and a flatter radius?

If so, you might be used to following the radius of your other guitar/s with muscle strength/memory and applying too much pressure while bending and consequently aggressively pushing the string into the fret.

Maybe?
Good luck,
tyler
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cragginshred



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The solution was simple Eb tuning. Using 9-42 already so not gonna drop below that. But yeah Eb works great!!!!!! Love the guitar!
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alenv3alen



Joined: 08 Jan 2013
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Location: Croatia

PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats becouse of steel block.Try zinc block with deeper holes.
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