#1
...to play in both Drop B and standard without ruining the neck?

I like my strings to be loose when I play Drop B and tight in standard so that shouldn't be a problem

I'm just wondering if the neck will warp if I change tunings often
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#2
I dont think it would but I may be wrong it depends on what gauge of strings you use if you use really thick ones in standard its gonna mess it up
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#3
anyone else?
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#5
As long as you don't do it 3 times a day and ensure that you maintain your guitar correctly in respect to your neck relief and truss rod it should be fine.
#6
The problem is going to be using the same strings in standard and drop b. If you use light strings in drop b they are are pretty much gonna flap in the breeze. And if you use heavy strings so it plays good in drop b it will have a ton of tension in standard. When I switched my strat from standard to drop c# I used heavier strings and had to adjust the truss rod. Gonna be way better off with a guitar set up for each tuning.
#7
It depends on what guitar your doing it with, if it's like a thick LP style u'll b fine to switch up from drop B to e standard and all over the place 101 times a day if you want, my m8 has an Ashton double cut solid mahogany neck/body electric thats basically a really cheap prs ripoff (plays insanely well however) and he changes tunings HEAPS. Has been consistently for the last 3 or 4 years he's owned the guitar and it's still in great condition, no warping at all.

I'm guessing with a thin Jackson/Wizard neck you would very easily run into problems however.

He uses quite heavy strings aswell btw, like 13 - 58's (mayb 59/60's?) or something along those lines
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#8
i use 9's in drop B VERY RARELY! only do it if it's only for a few moments, don't leave it alone in that tuning over night or an extended period of time. whenever I tune down, it's only for a while, and then i tune back up to standard to maintain the neck. and drop B isn't too loose, it still maintains good tension and doesn't sound diminished at all.