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I'm finally getting into the meat of my intermediate blues lessons, and working on full tone bends at the moment. I use 10's on all of my guitars, because I like a little fuller tone, and my action is normally fairly low as well. I'm wondering if bends on the high E string are easier just a bit higher action wise? It seems like low action might be a little harder when doing a full bend on that string.

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I really don't think that there would be much of a difference either way . It helps me to use additional fingers behind whichever finger is doing the bend so you are putting less pressure on the lead finger . It also helps to control the bend better because you have more strength with more fingers . If you watch the greats bend strings you will often see them use more than one finger to do it , especially those full tone ( or more ) bends .

If I claim to be a wise man , it surely means that I don't know .