#1
Hey. Long time reader first time poster... Need a bit of help.

Had my electric guitar in storage (downstairs in a hardshell case) for about 5 years and I'm going to start using it again.

Besides the obvious (string change, spring replacement, intonation/truss bar adjustments) what else should I do?

Maybe just buff the body with a polish, tighten tuning heads and clean pickups? Best way to clean the pickups?

Thank you!


Edit: Is it recommended not to remove all the strings at once? I am sure it is because of the tension on the neck, but I want to remove my bridge to clean and also clean/polish my fretboard. Or do you do this removing one string at a time?
Last edited by craigosaurus at May 26, 2010,
#2
you're fine to take all the strings off at once if it's just to clean it

i wouldn't recommend leaving all the strings off for a really long time without loosening the truss rod a bit though

the rest of your clean up plan sounds fine to me. maybe oil the fretboard if its rosewood?
#3
whipe the whole thing down, if rosewood get the appropriate baord conditioner, change strings, leave everything be unless something is needed (ie- action goes bad, then adjust truss). for now i would just assume it is as you left it.

same with the springs. dont just go changing stuff, cause you will never know what is wrong.
#4
Quote by ikey_
whipe the whole thing down, if rosewood get the appropriate baord conditioner, change strings, leave everything be unless something is needed (ie- action goes bad, then adjust truss). for now i would just assume it is as you left it.

same with the springs. dont just go changing stuff, cause you will never know what is wrong.


Well the thing needed a setup and spring replacement before I stopped using it. It's probably 15 years old and I don't think it's ever had a setup so it's long overdue. Thanks guys I will have fun with this!