#1
Somebody's still going to say that this thread already exists, but i looked, and i can't find it. I'm just wondering, because I just got a PRS SE Stoptail and one of the songs I'm learning tunes all the strings down half a step and the other is standard tuning. I'm changing the tuning a lot and I want to make sure this won't come back to bite me in the long run.
#3
ya you should be good...if a string does happen to break it's probably just time to change your set...lol i usually tune down to drop c and then back to E standard many times throughout the day and strings have never given out on my yet...so tune away lol
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#4
I'm sure you'll get different opinions, but I don't like doing it.. Constantly changing tunings is not good for the neck
#5
a half step wont do any harm. if you have a heavy set of strings on, maybe. i wouldnt worry too much though.
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#7
I don't think it would pose any sort of real problem. I've done this many times in a day with some of my guitars and have never had a problem. A half step is not really that much different in terms of tuning. I could see something like a step and a half or more affecting the playability of the guitar, but tuning that much lower usually requires adjustments (thicker strings, bridge spring adjustments, etc.).
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#8
With just a half step

absolutely not
this shouldnt do anything to the neck
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#9
I wouldnt go any more then a half step or you could hurt the neck. I would go back to standered when you are finished to keep the normal resistance that the guitar is stet up for.
#11
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I'm sure you'll get different opinions, but I don't like doing it.. Constantly changing tunings is not good for the neck

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I wouldnt go any more then a half step or you could hurt the neck. I would go back to standered when you are finished to keep the normal resistance that the guitar is stet up for.


If either of you guys manage to hurt your neck by changing tunings, you deserve an "unlucky person of the century award". Guitars are not made of crystal, people, they're very, very durable.

Case in point, I have an Ibanez with a Wizard neck (the thinnest ever probably), and I can pull up on the trem two and a half steps. The neck is perfect, and will be for a very long time.
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