#1
I'm about to restring my guitar and I was thinking of taking all the strings off so I can give it a good cleaning and adjust the truss rod before I put new strings on. It won't take more than an hour or so, would this be fine to do? I doubt it would cause any long term damage but I thought I should ask anyway.
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#3
Thanks, just wanted some clarification
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#5
You leave the strings on when you adjust the truss rod.
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#6
Cleaning... all strings off.

Adjusting... all strings on.

Simple.
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#7
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Cleaning... all strings off.

Adjusting... all strings on.

Simple.

Yeah, I was thinking that. You really can't adjust the truss rod without the strings, because you need the strings to measure stuff.
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#8
Adding to the rest here, won't hurt you to take off the strings and clean it up, but restring before you adjust the truss rod, or the purpose of it will be lost.
#9
Why would you adjsut the truss rod if it doesn't need adjusting.... You don't just polish the guitar then give it a good ole truss rod adjustment... Thats's a specific way to fix a specific problem... Don't adjsut it unless you have that problem... (And no, it's not "my action is high....")
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#10
I've had intonation problems that can't be solved no matter how much I try turning the screws on the saddle and certain strings give this strange aftersound, almost like an echo.
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#12
its a common misconception that removing all the strings will do something to the guitar. itll be fine.
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#13
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I've had intonation problems that can't be solved no matter how much I try turning the screws on the saddle and certain strings give this strange aftersound, almost like an echo.


If your strings are old and rusty the intonation will be ****. Do all adjustments when the new strings are on and tell us if your intonation gets better. The only thing your truss rod can do is straighten out your neck. It's not a proper tool for fixing intonation.
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#14
Quote by AgresiveNapkins
If your strings are old and rusty the intonation will be ****. Do all adjustments when the new strings are on and tell us if your intonation gets better. The only thing your truss rod can do is straighten out your neck. It's not a proper tool for fixing intonation.


The new strings are on and it doesn't matter how new or old the strings are, I still can't get it properly intonated.
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#15
Then its tome to take it in to a tech for a full setup.
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