#1
So my dumb self broke a string one day on my Washburn Maverick and I decided to take a different gauge string ( I play 12's) because I broke my high E and put on a different high e string which was from a pack of 11's. Since then the strings wont stay in tune. Mind you this guitar played beautifully before my dumb ass did this. Did I just ruin a beautiful guitar?

I was thinking about taking it in to my local guitar shop, but I want to know if I ruined it beyond repair.
#2
It'll just need setting up. I doubt that you've ruined it by going down from 12s to 11s on one string (and the thinnest one at that anyway).
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#3
proly jss a lil extra tension on the truss rod. i'd take it in and get it set up
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#4
just buy a pack of 12s and swap the strings.

make sure you're using a good stringing technique.
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#5
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just buy a pack of 12s and swap the strings.

make sure you're using a good stringing technique.


really? so i don't have to pay my local overpriced guitar shop $50+ to get it set up? because if i could just buy another pack of strings and string them properly, i would save some serious cash.
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#6
its because the truss rod is trying to pull against 12s. when you change up, it messes with the tension.

no, you didnt ruin anything. your just changing stuff on your guitar. remember, its wood. it can move too. i mean it was alive at some point. so climate, modifications, etc can all have an effect.
#7
i'm surprised that going slightly out on one string made any noticeable difference.

as said, just restring it with a set of 12's and you'll be fine.
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#8
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really? so i don't have to pay my local overpriced guitar shop $50+ to get it set up? because if i could just buy another pack of strings and string them properly, i would save some serious cash.


If you're paying $50 for anything guitar setup related, you really should learn how to do it yourself.

I don't know how but I usually get a free set up if I buy strings, so I never have to know.
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#10
broke the lightest gauge A string there is and replaced it with a .10 scale A string and I never noticed a difference... I doubt it would make that big of a difference.
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#11
it'd also go out if you had a locking trem. the smallest change in tensin will throw everything out a little bit.
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