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Changing Strings-Do I need to do any adjusting?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by thisSNsucks, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    Not sure if this should be in Setup or Strings cause it has to do with both, but I figured I'd give it a shot over here. I have a MM Stingray 4 string that I'd like to try with flatwound strings. I'm going to stick with the same gauge but I hear flats have more tension so would that mean I'd have to do any adjustments to make up for it ie: truss rod adjustments or anything of that sort? or can I just slap em on and enjoy the thump? thanks alot guys
  2. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003
    If I change to strings with more or less tension then
    a previous set; the truss and bridge usually needs adjusting,
    and maybe intonation.

    It's a low set up.