Would you think its healthy to play a guitar in drop c tuning straight after changing strings?

Personally I think not such a good idea?

Or moreover, how long would you play it in standard before tuning it down?

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Last edited by Psycho4SOAD at May 2, 2008,
its really not going to make much of a difference, the string tension difference is nominal.... i assume you're worried about warping?
y wouldnt it be a good idea?
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Just make sure the guitar is set up for drop C
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Just seems asking a bit much from the guitar.

I noticed in standard I hear a bit of fuzz from the E & A strings bouncing off frets right after changing them, playing acoustically, but that goes away over time I've experienced.

So I was just thinking drop C would make it worse.

Either that or I'm doing it wrong.

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There's nothing wrong with going straight to drop C...thats basically the only tuning I use...the fret buzz could be from your action being set for standard tuning...I had to raise mine some b/c the strings are looser and more likely to hit the fretboard
its made of wood.. not porcelain.

it won't crumble to pieces under a bit of different tension
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i hope you know that you're really supposed to set up your guitar and re-intonate it for every different tuning for optimum playing and performance....it wouldnt be "bad" but its not going to feel right/might be a little loose
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