#1
My friend who plays bass gave me his bass to change the strings. He dropped it off and I found out he took all the strings off at once, which I know for a fact you're not supposed to do. I've heard this causes really bad problems, but how bad really is his neck messed up now?
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#3
not very. it will take a bit of action switching, but as long as he's diligent it should be normal soon.
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#4
Thank God, I was freaking out. It's a new bass, he got it about 4 months ago.
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#6
Going from full tension to none for an extended period isn't good, but worse things can happen. Just string her up and get it back to playing shape.
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#8
Its not damaged. But its not a good habit for him to get into either. A bass has quite a bit of tension on the neck, and its released when you do this. I'd change my strings one at a time, unless I was cleaning or oiling the fretboard or something. In that case I would slacken the truss a little so the neck isn't forced into a backbow.