I have a fender blacktop tele that I recently replaced the old 9-42 gauged strings with 11-49 gauge. I started off in drop c and i began tuning up to standard and the strings are really stiff. I was wondering if I should get an adjustment to the truss rod before i continue with this or should I just settle on a lighter gauge because it could warp the neck?

First you gotta check it to make sure it needs an adjustment before you touch anything.

Edit: I should add that the string gauge you chose shouldn't be heavy for that neck, and you may need a truss rod adjustment. That being said, that gauge will be much tighter than the .09s you had on there, that's a given, so you may just need to get used to it is all.
Last edited by W4RP1G at Jul 4, 2011,