#1
should i take the strings off my guitars? I was planning on restringing them when i get there anyways
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#2
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should i take the strings off my guitars? I was planning on restringing them when i get there anyways


Why should you?
#3
I dunno. Ive never moved them overseas before, i was just wondering if its taboo or sometthing
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#4
If you're going by plane you may as well.
Or at least loosen them a lot
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#6
I would just loosen them alot, unless you dont have a proper case and they might end up ripped in half.
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#7
Just slack out the tuning. It's probably not a good idea to remove them, because you ideally want something transported roughly in the tension it's built for.
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#10
Well if you keep the strings on without slacking them and you go on an airplane there is a possibility that the neck/head could snap.
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Well if you keep the strings on without slacking them and you go on an airplane there is a possibility that the neck/head could snap.

i flew from USA to Finland and had my guitar in E-tuning all the time, glad it didn't break
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#13
Either take them off or just loosen them of so theres not that much tension on the neck. Reason being when your flying the change in pressure where the luggage is stored can screw up your guitar.
I was reading Total Guitar this month and one of the interviews said that they flew to a gig on the first date of a tour, didn't slacken off the neck and the headstock broke clean off because of the pressure in the luggage compartment.
#14
What is the rationale behind strings snapping in a plane?

The luggage compartment will most likely be pressurised but not air-conditioned, so it will be at an equal pressure but very cold. Your best best is a good insulated case, there's no need to loosen the strings.
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What is the rationale behind strings snapping in a plane?

The luggage compartment will most likely be pressurised but not air-conditioned, so it will be at an equal pressure but very cold. Your best best is a good insulated case, there's no need to loosen the strings.

Something to do with the pressure i'd say

EDIT: hmm.. i seem to have just read the first sentence of your post at first, what was i thinking
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Something to do with the pressure i'd say

EDIT: hmm.. i seem to have just read the first sentence of your post at first, what was i thinking


I edited to give more information
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I edited to give more information

I thought so too but in the quote there was the whole thing, maybe i should've previewed the post
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I dunno. Ive never moved them overseas before, i was just wondering if its taboo or sometthing

yepp your gunna have to take it of it can be used as a weapon like to strangle..someone i knew told me that they had to take it off when returning with a new guitar
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What is the rationale behind strings snapping in a plane?

The luggage compartment will most likely be pressurised but not air-conditioned, so it will be at an equal pressure but very cold. Your best best is a good insulated case, there's no need to loosen the strings.

It's not the strings to worry about. It's the neck.

Anyways, yes just take them off.

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#21
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It's not the strings to worry about. It's the neck.

Anyways, yes just take them off.


I'd love you to tell me how removing all tension from the neck is a good thing.
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I'd love you to tell me how removing all tension from the neck is a good thing.

No tension is better than a lot of tension that put stress on the neck when the guitar is prone to conditions in an air plane, especially if it has to stay in cargo.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#24
Once I was told to edge of the sharp edges of my Rhoads by an officer.
And take off the strings so I cant use them to kill somebody.
I got it shipped with a shipment company in a flight case in e standard.
Nothing happened.
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#25
I don't think the hold of a plane is pressurised. But you should NEVER take the strings off your guitar altogether. Too much string tension will make it bend one way, no tension at all will make it bend completely the other way.
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I don't think the hold of a plane is pressurised. But you should NEVER take the strings off your guitar altogether. Too much string tension will make it bend one way, no tension at all will make it bend completely the other way.


Baggage areas/cargo holds are 99% of the time part of the hull, and therefore are pressurised, just not climate controlled.
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Baggage areas/cargo holds are 99% of the time part of the hull, and therefore are pressurised, just not climate controlled.


depends on the plane I guess. I tend to get smaller ones, I was under the impression the smaller ones weren't.
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depends on the plane I guess. I tend to get smaller ones, I was under the impression the smaller ones weren't.


Unless you're flying a little private charter (i.e. a 6-8 seater job at 13,000 feet or so) then size doesn't matter.

The only way a commercial aircraft would have an unpressurised hold is if it was either ancient, or Russian (and fairly old Russian).
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Unless you're flying a little private charter (i.e. a 6-8 seater job at 13,000 feet or so) then size doesn't matter.

The only way a commercial aircraft would have an unpressurised hold is if it was either ancient, or Russian (and fairly old Russian).



Ok, I'll trust you

Why then do they tell you not to take pressurised containers like aerosols in your hold luggage?
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Ok, I'll trust you

Why then do they tell you not to take pressurised containers like aerosols in your hold luggage?

I think that might have something to do with explosives/poison/something like that hidden in the containers?
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Why then do they tell you not to take pressurised containers like aerosols in your hold luggage?


Numerous reasons:

1. There are very slight pressure differentials (but they are identical between the cabin and cargo hold).
2. They can be used as a blowtorch.
3. If the cargo hold decompressed (which isn't catastrophic by any means) the container may explode).
4. Temperature variation affects the contents. Cooling the container down decreases it's volume and vice versa.

You should bear in mind that travelling pets are kept in the luggage hold
#33
I was under the impression that due to the cold the strings contracted and increased the tension a lot.
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I was under the impression that due to the cold the strings contracted and increased the tension a lot.

This sounds quite logical to me
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