#1
Now, I did searchbar but couldn't find anything. There's a lot of threads about down-tuning, and if any damage may occur. But this is a noob question about up-tuning (correct phrase?).

I've learnt that Don Ross song Klimbim, and the high e string is tuned 3 steps up. I've down-tuned it since then because I was getting paranoid, but I was just wondering if any long term damage would occur to my very standard acoustic (Yamaha FG730S, picture below), as I can imagine the tension at the bridge and head must be quite high.



Thanks for any answers

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#2
for "up-tuning" i'd just use a capo
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#4
if you have heavy strings and tune up a lot, you could potentially snap or warp the neck. rocknskate4 is right just use a capo
#5
Edit: ^ Ok, that's not a good thing. Cheers.

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for "up-tuning" i'd just use a capo

Well, I've got a terrible string capo, and the tuning is all over the place
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Tuned up three full steps or three half steps?

Well, I've just realised that I may have got the wrong song, seeing as the high e in Klimbim is tuned to F# But there is a song, I forget which, that is 3 half steps. So will it be fine?

Oh, and don't ask what strings I have I just buy the first set on eBay.

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Last edited by Zero-Hartman at Oct 20, 2008,
#6
You aren't going to do your guitar any damage by tuning your high E string up 3 half steps. The string would break way before any damage could be done to the guitar. Also, just so you're ready for it... If you tune your high E string up 3 half steps, it will break much quicker than normal. If you switch your high E string from standard to up 3 half steps frequently, it will break MUCH MUCH quicker than normal.
#7
Thanks a lot for the answers, as long as no damage is done to the guitar, I'm quite happy. Guitar strings, I'm not so bothered about

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