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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-04-2006, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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query about my RG7420??

hi this is my 1st post on here...

what i wanted to know is...

1st off the guitar at the moment is tuned a whole step down so its a low A instead of a low B....

but i want to have it tuned back up to standard pitch back up to B....

i use power slinkys which are 11 to 48 and i buy a single 58 for the B....

should i need to tighten the truss rod a quarter turn or somthing to compensate for the increase in tension that will occur when i tune it back up a whole step??????

or would i b fine just tuning it up without any truss adjustment????

the guitar has been in low A tuning for about 4 years it was setup like this by a tech for me but i am sick of the low tuning and want to have her back to B....

any help with this would be gladly appreciated guys....

i want to perform this task myself as im sure there is nothing to it i dont feel the need to send it off to a tech just to have the tuning reset.... im sure its a task i could handle im just unsure as to whether the truss will need adjustment or not??????

thanx in advance...

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-05-2006, 10:40 AM
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Re: query about my RG7420??

I think that has more to do with your personal taste more than anything else. If things get too bowed, go ahead and tighten it. One step's difference doesn't make enough of a difference to break the guitar.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-06-2006, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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Re: query about my RG7420??

awesome thanx for the advice man... i will tune up leave it for a few days and see how the action is ... and see how much of a bow the neck has after changing pitch... if there is to much bow then i will go ahead and adjust the truss.....

thanks man

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-06-2006, 05:20 PM
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Re: query about my RG7420??

I'd be more concerned about the trem setup.... that's far more likely to be off than the neck curvature from a 1 step tuning adjustment.
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