#1
Hey...i was wondering if it was possible to make the strings on my guitar tighter but without messing with the tuning of it
#2
Quote by Shagey36
Hey...i was wondering if it was possible to make the strings on my guitar tighter but without messing with the tuning of it


You can buy thicker gauge strings which will increase the tension.
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#3
im kinda hesitant to put on heavier strings cuz i hear that they can warp the neck of the guitar...is this true
#4
very slightly yes, but you just need to tighten your trauss rod to balance it
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#5
so go one gauge up. should make a big difference at all, it'll just feel a little tighter.

on strat trems the bridge lifts alittle but then u just tighten the back springs.
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#6
This may sound a bit weird and its probably just me. But if you have a Tune-o-Matic bridge with a stop tailpeice, then i find that if i tighten the stop tail piece into the body then the string tension goes up (its harder to fret notes) or if i loosen it a bit it feels a bit looser.

Not sure if this effect is caused by the different angles that the strings pass over the bridge when you adjust the stop tailpiece? maybe i just imagine it.
#7
If you want tighter feel without changing the gauge, then increase your action (harder to fret) so the string would feel a bit tighter, if that's what you mean by tight. Or go one gauge up.
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tune all strings a semitone up



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