#1
Hi,

I was just hoping to get some help regarding changing strings. I am soon going to be getting a new guitar, the Ibanez ART320. I've read numerous reviews, all of which have been positive, and they all state that changing strings is easy.

My question is: as I will be ordering online, the guitar will come with standard strings. I play in a lot of drop tuning, so will want to change to thicker strings and will have my guitar mainly in Drop C/B. Will doing so affect my guitar in a negative way? E.g. the neck bends, etc...

Thanks for any help.
#2
As long as you keep the guitar in that tuning, and not all over the place (From Drop A to E standard back to drop C etc...with the same strings on it), and have the truss rod adjusted correctly, there will be no problems.
#4
Good Axe Choice. I have the older version(ART300) Very Reliable guitar. Stays in tune! You may want to upgrade the pickups in the future which I am saving up for myself. OT - Listen to the guys who know about funky tunings. Congrats on your purchase and make sure you inspect it for defects before doing anything to it.(that way you can exchange/return it)
#5
There shouldn't be too much work to do, you're compensating for the lower tuning with heavier strings, when you're done and tuned up just have a quick check over and make sure the action is to your liking, intonation is set right and its in a comfortable set up for you.

I find it quite rare to need do any kind of truss rod adjustment
#7
yeah, as above mentioned, all you may need to fix is intonation, and thats about it.
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#8
I have the art300 also. The stock strings are surprisingly good. Just a hint to save $5, you don't need to change them immediately. They sound and feel almOst like ddarios and they have no problems with alternate tunings

Remember to post a pic
#9
Quote by JKHC
I have the art300 also. The stock strings are surprisingly good. Just a hint to save $5, you don't need to change them immediately. They sound and feel almOst like ddarios and they have no problems with alternate tunings

Remember to post a pic

So you think I'll be alright keeping the stock strings if I'm going down to Drop C?

And I will do
#10
Quote by JKHC
I have the art300 also. The stock strings are surprisingly good. Just a hint to save $5, you don't need to change them immediately. They sound and feel almOst like ddarios and they have no problems with alternate tunings

Remember to post a pic

They are D´addario´s
#11
Quote by sstony
They are D´addario´s


That explains why I loved them. If they are D'addarios then you are fine drop tuning. They are probably extra light because I use mediums and had to set it up.