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Breaking strings damaging neck

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by BellBottomBlues, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. BellBottomBlues


    Feb 21, 2007
    New York
    Endorser:Fender User:Rotosound, LaBella, Ashdown, Lindy Fralin
    Hey all.

    At a show last night I broke 2 strings and immediately noticed several of the upper frets on the A string went dead (roughly1-4)

    Does breaking strings damage the neck?

    Will replacing the D and G strings correct the problem? Or will of I have to get the whole thing set up again?
  2. JeffSki


    Apr 18, 2007
    My guess as to what happened is that with two strings missing, the tension on the neck dropped enough to allow the neck to flatten out.

    Replacing the broken strings should fix the problem as the tension they put on the neck should pull it back to the original amount of relief you had before they broke.

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