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Postby chadlincoln » Fri Mar 02, 2007 3:21 pm

acsguitar wrote:You are not going to warp your guitar in a short period time. You should be fine leaving it tuned like that.

Necks take a huge huge amount of pressure. You will be fine. I'd worry about humidity more then tuning pressure.

I've been playing for 13 years
You play?

Your guitar should be fine, but know that it'll make your other 5 strings slightly out of tune every time you tune up/down.
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Postby Yilun » Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:30 am

thanks for the input. it seems i've had better luck at the baseball forum than the basketball forum ;-)

Anyways -- since there are some knowledgable people here about guitars. Hence, I had another quick question.

Assuming average strings and an average guitar -- how high usually can you tune each string before u hit a threshhold and the string will snap? I'm assuming it varies but is there like a rough estimate? I wanna know how far I can push the limit before risking snappage.
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Postby pa_tater » Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:44 am

exactly 17.5 steps higher.

...well seriously, I'm guessing that it'd vary based on string gauge, humidity, etc. But from what I've seen in the past, at least 5-6 steps without the risk of breaking.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:04 am

Just a couple things that I do, probably just echoing other comments here. I overtune when I put my strings on the first time, but don't keep them tuned high. I tune overtune, then tune to normal. It stretches the strings and takes the flexiblity out of them so they won't stretch as much and get out of tune while playing.

Also, if you're concerned about the neck warping, like acs said, keep the humidity down, but also hang your ax on a wall. Don't leave it in a case under your bed or something.
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