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Can tuning too high warp the neck?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by bartman, Feb 13, 2005.


  1. if i tune my 6 string bass a full step higher then the standard tuning, will I risk damaging the neck? Its a bolt-on Warwick Thumb 6.

    Thanks
     
  2. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Well... you can never know. I don't think you'll warp it, but you'll have to re-adjust the truss-rod.
     
  3. Nah, I doubt it. Some brands of strings have very high tension (certain flats especially) that might have the same effect and I've never heard of them warping necks. Just adjust the truss rod a bit to compensate.