Guys, So I have spent an inordinate amount of time, leveling the frets, crowning the frets on an Epi Les Paul Special, only to have the high E still choking out when I bend up a full step or more at most any fret above the 12th. The B string seems to be ok when bending up two steps. I leave the strings on and loose, so I can check it quickly after I do some adjustment. It's driving me crazy. I have been spot leveling, trying to level in some falloff, trying everything and the dang thing won't go away. I'm running out of ideas. Just to be clear, when I am leveling, I have the fretboard dead flat with a notched straight edge. And with a flat straight edge, all the frets are level. With a fret rocker, no frets are high. There's about .010 at the 7th fret and 5/32nds on the low E and 3/32s on the high E. There are only two things I can think of: 1. Did I mess up the radius somehow when I leveled the frets? If I put a radius gauge on top of the frets, they seem to be pretty even under a 12. 2. I know the nut is a little high. It's about 0.30 at the low E and high E, but I think the process is to do that after I get the frets leveled and crowned. Any thoughts to help me on this?