#1
I have a fender stratocaster.
Can i change from 9's to 10's without having to mess around with the intonation of the guitar or anything?
Or when I fit 10's will the guitar need to be completely set up again?
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#2
You might have to adjust neck relief, you'll probably have to adjust action, and you'll almost certainly have to adjust intonation. Not really much you can do to dodge that. On the plus side, intonation is fairly simple to fix if you've got a tuner and a screwdriver, and action's even easier if you've got a set of fingers and an allen key. I know some people measure their action carefully but I've never understood the point of that given that it's a matter of balancing feel and sound and that's much easier tested than measured.
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#3
as above, though the biggest nightmare will be your bridge as the increased tension will pull it forward and you'll need to tighten the springs to compensate
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as above, though the biggest nightmare will be your bridge as the increased tension will pull it forward and you'll need to tighten the springs to compensate

Depends if it's decked or not, but yeah.
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as above, though the biggest nightmare will be your bridge as the increased tension will pull it forward and you'll need to tighten the springs to compensate


+1 you DEFINITELY need to watch the spring tension. if you don't watch it the bridge could pull up and cause problems.

is your bridge decked?

if your bridge isn't decked, i would start by tightening the springs a little bit FIRST, then putting the new strings on and be watching it.

you will need to adjust relief and string height and intonation.
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