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Will leaving the neck with no string tension be bad?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by pattyløve, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. pattyløve


    Apr 7, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
    Endorsing Artist: Ashdown Engineering, D'addario
    Tomorrow i will be taking my bass's neckplate to the shops to be engraved so i will be leaving the strings with pretty much no tension. This way, they dont pull the neck in the absence of the neck plate. Will the lack of tension be bad for the neck/truss rod?
  2. JLS


    Sep 12, 2008
    Emeryville, Ca
    I setup & repair guitars & basses
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Be sure to loosen the truss rod so the neck is straight.
  4. ehque


    Jan 8, 2006
    For me it depends on how long... Longer than a day, do what nino said.
  5. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    What Nino said, take the pressure off the rod.

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