When changing my Guitar strings?.....

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by cyguitar, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. cyguitar

    cyguitar Member

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    I've heard that you should not take all the old strings off, then put the new strings on. The lack of string tension, and then putting the new strings on, will mess up the intonation/truss adjustment. I had always taken all the strings off first, then put the new ones on. I could clean the fret board while the strings were off. Now, since I heard that I change one string at a time, so all the tension doesn't all go away at once. What is correct?
     
  2. mike80

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    As long as you don't cut them while they are tuned to pitch, I see no harm in taking them all off, even though I usually do the one-at-a-time method.

    It just comes down to prefrence.
     
  3. les

    les Gold Supporting Member

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    I would recommend one at a time. I have had problems with neck relief taking them all off at once. Of course, if you need to clean your fretboard, there is no other option.
     

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