Hi everyone,

A while back I bought some thicker gauge strings so I could play some songs in drop C without having to worry about my strings dangling around. When I tried drop C everything was fine, but then when I went to tune back to standard I noticed the neck was really bent. The strings were also quite far away from the neck of the guitar. Nothing crazy but I didn't like how they were farther away from the frets and I didn't think the extra strain on the neck and truss rod was a good thing, so I put on some regular gauge strings.

I didn't want to mess with the truss rod because everyone says "Don't do it unless you know what you're doing" but I'm starting to wonder where the hell I went wrong.

Any advice?

(This is my first post on the UG forums by the way)