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Tumbledown  ·  3120 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Concerning the third (G) string of the electric guitar...

I play a Fender Jaguar, and have the stock bridge on it. I can't really use light gauge strings on it because the low break angle from the tailpiece, combined with the lower tension from the strings makes the strings pop out of the saddles with hardly an aggressive strum.

However, the low-tension bridge design, along with the short scale neck allows .012's to feel as easy to bend as .010's on, say, a telecaster/les paul. There's something oddly charismatic about being able to do bends easily with flatwound strings.