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Finished bass, adding tension to neck again

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Cevarius, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. Cevarius


    Aug 17, 2002
    I recently finished up my 5-str SSD, removed paint/finish and stained and oil finished it. The thing is, that it's been a 6-month project in my spare time. It's been without strings or neck tension for that long...I read somewhere about leaving strings on the bass when being stored for long periods of time to help stop neck warping.

    Anything I need to know when putting strings on and adjusting the truss rod? Should i gradually increase string tension, or just tune up all the way? Now that the bass is finished, the last thing i want to do is warp the neck... :eyebrow:

  2. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    Put the strings on, tune it up, then check the relief in the neck.