do I need a setup if going from 11's to 12's?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by kevo, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. kevo

    kevo Member

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    I just got my Strat setup for 11's but today I just put on 12's. I'm undecided about if I'll go back to the 11's or stay with the 12's. I was just wonder if i need a setup because of the extra tension put on the neck.
     
  2. Mike9

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    Yes - it's really not that hard to learn to do your own. I check my setup every time I change strings of the same gauge and adjust accordingly. YMMV
     
  3. kevo

    kevo Member

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    does it involve truss rod adjustments or anything serious like that? or just the action?
     
  4. Mike9

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    Sometimes yes - sometimes no - 11 to 12 may need a trss adjust after a few days. It takes a minute for the neck to get used to the extra string tension.
     
  5. kevo

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    will the neck warp or get damaged if I don't?
     

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