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Old 12-03-2007, 09:59 AM #1
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Guitar stringing neck issues?

Okay so once upon a time, someone told me that when restringing a guitar, its bad to take off every string at once and then restring it but you should take off each string and replace it before moving on to the next string because it can bend the neck. Is there any truth to this? I prefer taking of all strings at once to clean the neck and then putting on the new strings. Anybody comments?
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Old 12-03-2007, 11:20 AM #2
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i take them off slowly....

so does 2 guitar centers ive been to and atleast 5 other music shops...
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Old 12-03-2007, 11:38 AM #3
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Well i know not to rush it but i mean, do you take off a string, replace it, then move to the next string, replace it, or take off all 6 strings, THEN replace all 6. Someone told me that if you remove all 6 then replace them then it warps the neck since theres a release of tension and then when its strung together it pulls the neck and the tension comes back
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:02 PM #4
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the tension causes the neck to bend, with the wood ans truss rod resisting....but ive never seen any problems on any guitar doing this...

in engineering terms, its all elastic and temporary...
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:27 PM #5
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the only time you might consider taking the strings off one at a time is if you have a floating bridge like a Floyd Rose, but for all other guitars, you should have no problem taking all the strings off at the same time.
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:29 PM #6
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The only way the neck would bend from that is if it didn't have a truss rod which all modern guitars have. So like Eggman said as long as you don't have a floating bridge it'll be fine.
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