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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
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how to maintain your guitars?

Hi guys

My guitar teacher told me a few years ago that I should loosen all the string while I am not playing. So neck will keep straight. Is it true?
As you know, tuning with tremolo from scratch is time consuming. So I prefer just leave it like that in the case. But if it is really necessary, I don’t have a choice. Please let me know about how you maintain your guitars.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 12:49 PM
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I think your guitar teacher is insane.
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Yeah…may be. I have this doubt for many years.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-28-2004, 11:56 PM
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If you plan to store the guitar for abou 50 years . . . loosen the strings AND the truss rod . . . really just to be safe but even in this situation you can really leave things just as they are.

But day to day storage . . . no, never. Keep it up to pitch, the strings and the truss rod strike a balance that's keeps the neck (more or less) right where it should be and keeping tension on the neck in this situation is a GOOD thing and WILL NOT damage or warp the neck.

Climate changes have more effect on this, and RG 500(+) owners with Wizard necks are painfully aware of this as we have to usually adjust the truss rod(s) come spring and fall.

But no matter what, if you're playing the guitar just leave it tuned, it'll be fine. :-)

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