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Storing A Classic

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by oeyj, Feb 17, 2003.

  1. oeyj


    Jan 19, 2003
    Philadelphia, PA
    Should I loosen the strings on an instrument before storing it away for a while? If so, how loose?
  2. I'm not an expert, but I would say you shouldn't loosen the strings. The neck is designed to withstand the tension of the strings, so it wouldn't make sense to me to loosen them. But that's just what I think. Maybe someone knows this!
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I don't think there's a reason to take the strings off.
    After all if you have it in your room, it is strung all the time too right?

    Two of my basses I own for almost 10 years (Ibanez Soundgear and Mr. Bassman No Sweat), and they were strung all those years without problem.

    It's more important to make sure that there's constant humidity and temperature to avoid wood shrinking and neck warping.