#1
Hey, I was just wondering, if you take all of the strings off a guitar at basically the same time (one after each other immediately) will it bend, warp, or snap the neck? Just I recently got myself my second electric guitar; Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Top. Mint condition, I mean mint, for £240 - half the price of the same model in my local guitar store.

I've never modded or set up a guitar before, so I wanted to mend the intonation and action and stuff; I just don't want to break it!

Help would be much appreciated.

Cheers,

Alex.
#2
People have their strings off for months to paint their guitars.
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#4
I've had people tell me to replace one at a time to keep the tention constant but I've never bothered, I use string changes as a chance to pull all the strings off, give my guitar a good clean up and take care of any maintainence that needs doing and I've never had any problems.
#6
DON'T DO THAT. i have personally had a neck warp from taking all the strings off when changing strings...also i have a friend whose neck snapped completely. Even with a truss rod it is risky. just take your time and do it string at a time. the only time you should ever do that is if you are taking the neck off the guitar.
#7
I do it one string at a time, on one level I'm afraid of the effects of tension, on another level I always stab myself with random used strings so don't want too many on the floor at once
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#8
i always remove all strings and it NEVER hurt any guitar i ever owned, infact i never heard of this either.
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#9
Quote by Ibanezrocker800
DON'T DO THAT. i have personally had a neck warp from taking all the strings off when changing strings...also i have a friend whose neck snapped completely. Even with a truss rod it is risky. just take your time and do it string at a time. the only time you should ever do that is if you are taking the neck off the guitar.


Err.... dude... I don't want to sound like a douche, or like I'm putting you down or anything but I find it a little hard to believe that your friend's neck just spontaneously snapped because he took all the strings off at once.
#10
I have changes strings probably 150-200 times and never had any problems with having them all off at once.
I also have a guitar that i built and the strings came on and off multiple times to check the electronics, action, and whatever else. I don't believe that your neck can just snap by taking the strings off.
#11
Quote by Ibanezrocker800
DON'T DO THAT. i have personally had a neck warp from taking all the strings off when changing strings...also i have a friend whose neck snapped completely. Even with a truss rod it is risky. just take your time and do it string at a time. the only time you should ever do that is if you are taking the neck off the guitar.

You and your friend some have done something completely wrong. I take my strings off all at once when changing them and the neck on my guitar is fine.