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post Jan 29 2008, 11:40 PM
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Ok, I have this doubt since a long time ago, and maybe it's a silly question, but I have to ask unsure.gif

What's the correct way to change strings?

1) Remove one string and put the new one, then proceed to the next or...

2) Remove all 6 strings at the same time, and then put the new ones?


I ask this because sometimes I think, or maybe I heard it, or read it somewhere, that if you remove all 6 strings at the same time from the guitar it loses too much tension, and that could be bad for the neck. blink.gif

So, is there any truth in that? Does it make any difference or are both methods ok?

If there is no difference then I'll keep removing all strings at the same time and take advantage of that to clean the neck/body more easily.

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post Jan 29 2008, 11:50 PM
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one string at a time saves time in the end smile.gif
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post Jan 29 2008, 11:54 PM
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1 string at a time as otherwise intonation of some guitars may change


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post Jan 29 2008, 11:56 PM
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If you have a floating bridge it is easier to change one by one, you will save a lot of time on tuning

But if you have a standard bridge it is better to remove all strings to clean the frets easier. I heard also this thing about the tension thing, but frankly speaking don't know if it's true smile.gif


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post Jan 29 2008, 11:58 PM
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I think it is bad for the neck to take tension away all at once.


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post Jan 30 2008, 12:12 AM
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if you want to clean the fretboard and thats very recommended you have to remove all the strings


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post Jan 30 2008, 12:27 AM
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If it's floating...well..you know what to do...one by one
But if it's' fixed or some good thing is to remove all strings,clean up the fretboard
and then put strings in this order:
First G and D(checking them both)
Than A(check all strings)
Than B(check all)
Than low E (check all)
and finally high E(check all).


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All strings at once - Oil the fretboard twice and polish the frets.

For a floating bridge, squeeze a bit of wood underneath to hold it in place os the springs don't sink it. Or take the opportunity to once in a while clean the enitre tremolo, all the little pieces.


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post Jan 30 2008, 01:29 AM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Jan 29 2008, 03:32 PM) *
All strings at once - Oil the fretboard twice and polish the frets.

For a floating bridge, squeeze a bit of wood underneath to hold it in place os the springs don't sink it. Or take the opportunity to once in a while clean the enitre tremolo, all the little pieces.

I usally don't do this method but the few times I have, I use a deck of cards instead of wood, no scratches and you always get the perfect sized wedge.


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i'm new here but if you don't have great quitar{or dont wanna clean neck} go change just 1 to 1

i'm was change all of them at 1 time and after that lot of frets get buzzing so i'm did visit the music store for adjustment

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QUOTE (swingline @ Jan 30 2008, 01:29 AM) *
I usally don't do this method but the few times I have, I use a deck of cards instead of wood, no scratches and you always get the perfect sized wedge.


That's good method,floating guys,be sure to try it. wink.gif


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QUOTE (swingline @ Jan 30 2008, 01:29 AM) *
I usally don't do this method but the few times I have, I use a deck of cards instead of wood, no scratches and you always get the perfect sized wedge.

Clever! I'll try it out next time. smile.gif


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