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I changed the tuning on my guitar, should I worry about the tension?

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  • I changed the tuning on my guitar, should I worry about the tension?

    I tuned my guitar yesterday to A-A-E-A-C#-f#

    The low E up 2.5 steps, and four other strings else up a step

    aside from my action going up, I'm wondering if it's going to cause damage to my guitar?

    is it bad to have left it like that over night? to leave it like that for a week until I can get the truss rod adjusted?

     

    this is a Fender Bass VI guitar by the way, one of the new pawn shop reissues.


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    Forrrest wrote:

    I tuned my guitar yesterday to A-A-E-A-C#-f#

    The low E up 2.5 steps, and four other strings else up a step

    aside from my action going up, I'm wondering if it's going to cause damage to my guitar?

    is it bad to have left it like that over night? to leave it like that for a week until I can get the truss rod adjusted?

     

    this is a Fender Bass VI guitar by the way, one of the new pawn shop reissues.


    conceptually, it's going to matter more or less based on what gauge of string you're using.  lighter gauge would put less strain on the rod and neck.

    practically speaking, it's not going to matter that much short term like you imply.  i'd worry more about the extra tension on that low E than anything else.

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    • Mad Tele
      Mad Tele commented
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      unless its the worst POS guitar ever made it shouldnt matter. but if it makes you feel better tune down half a step.


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    Forrrest wrote:

    is it bad to have left it like that over night? to leave it like that for a week until I can get the truss rod adjusted?


     

    Why are you waiting that long to adjust your truss rod? Do it right now.

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    • GreatDane
      GreatDane commented
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      lz4005 wrote:

      Forrrest wrote:

      is it bad to have left it like that over night? to leave it like that for a week until I can get the truss rod adjusted?


       

      Why are you waiting that long to adjust your truss rod? Do it right now.


      it's possible he doesn't know how or isn't comfortable doing it himself.


    • Forrrest
      Forrrest commented
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      Why are you waiting that long to adjust your truss rod? Do it right now.

      i left my guitar at the practice space across town.  not planning on going back till then unless I really need to.


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    going up? Why not use a capo?

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    • falseknight
      falseknight commented
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      I'd be tempted to change the bottom string for same gauge as the A if you are going to use it permanently.


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