#1
Hey guys,

Since i've started playing guitar, I've heard a lot of talk about the neck of the guitar but it is this debate that confuses me.

Some says that it is not OK to take of all the strings on a guitar or down tune as the neck will bend or contort.

Some says that we should reguraly loosen the tension on the neck if not it will be more prone to warp or bend.


Which is true?


PS: I know know that Tuning UP is bad and WILL bend the neck.
#2
none is wrong I guess...
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#3
Everything is fine within reason

you can take all your stings off at once, the guitar wont explode

If you leave it over long periods of time with no tension on it, you have to loosen the truss rod, and then it wont bend (unless of corse it warps due to climate change, wood defects etc)

you can down tune, you can up tune, it doesnt matter it wont break your guitar, its harder to have strings suitable for these tunings, but you neck will cope fine, just adjust the truss rod to counter tension or bring in tension.


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#4
When I change my strings I take them all of, so I can clean my fretboard. And my guitar is still in one piece...
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#5
Well personally, I loosen the strings on my basses and guitars with hard tails.

But when i told some guy what i did he was like " WTF man! Your neck's gonna warp!"

So i guess that guy's paranoid then.

Thanks guys
#6
Give him a slap, wood will take ages to move, unless you soak your neck in water and put it in an oven every string change, I dont think you have any thing to worry about


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#7
What, aren't you supposed to do that? Oh shit i smell something burning downstairs!
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