So occasionally in my spare time I like to putz a around and see how much of a particular Michael Manring song I can figure out. I've fiddled around with Welcoming and Unusual Weather amoung others. Anyway, about 30 minutes ago I think to myself "Hmm, I think I'll try to figure out some of Blue Orleans today." "This tuning page says my highest string is going to be tuned to C#... that's pretty far away from the G I have it at right now... should I go up or down?" And of course, being as ignorant as I am of string tolerances, I chose to go up. ::crank crank crank:: "B!" ::crank crank crank:: "C!" ::crank crank POW!!!:::: "Nooooooo!!" So I'm minus a G string now. I suppose I should replace the whole set seeing as they've been on there since i bought the instrument (actually I posted about that on this very board a long while ago.) I was considering switching to a lighter gauge of strings from my standard fender strings, but doing so would require paying someone to setup my neck, and that I dont wanna do. Anyway, is it ok to just leave the thing sitting for a few days? I'm not gonna twist the neck am I(now that it's minus a string)? thanks, Scott PS. So whats with that high tuning on Blue Orleans and similar songs? Does one simply use incredibly light strings for that or did I misinterpret the tuning?