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Electric Guitar maintenance

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Dyl4N  
8 Nov 2008 21:54 | Quote
Joined: 01 Nov 2008
Mexico
Karma: 2
I want to know if somebody has some advises to keep clean and in tune an electric guitar...i have many as buy strings only when needed coz they might rust and change them once every 2 months(or when u think is needed, it depends on how much u play and the way u stroke them)and when change the strings, start for the first string and keep going to the sixth, coz the arm might be curved to other side if there´s nothing making some pressure on it(like the strings)...well...keep going pls(and if im wrong in something pls tell me)
BodomBeachTerror  
8 Nov 2008 21:58 | Quote
Joined: 27 May 2008
Canada
Lessons: 2
Licks: 1
Karma: 25
dont tune all the way up on a string at once.. slowly turn them up little by little, string by string. so u dont bend the neck. thats all i know =p
Dyl4N  
8 Nov 2008 22:02 | Quote
Joined: 01 Nov 2008
Mexico
Karma: 2
Right Bodom, thnx...u r right...another one....when u finish playing ur guitar clean it with a rag coz of the sweeth of the hands may oxidize teh strings and they will not sound in the same way and u r exposed to a really painful slash when they got broken.
BodomBeachTerror  
8 Nov 2008 22:11 | Quote
Joined: 27 May 2008
Canada
Lessons: 2
Licks: 1
Karma: 25
lol u probly knew that already didnt u =p
Dyl4N  
8 Nov 2008 22:15 | Quote
Joined: 01 Nov 2008
Mexico
Karma: 2
sure...but i want more ppl can explain what they know...since i knew many other things but i forgot how to bend the guitar neck with the allen keys(i dunno if u understand that part) and know if someone have any good ideo about guitar maintenance since mine is very old and i need to give it some maintenance
Nightmare  
8 Nov 2008 22:23 | Quote
Joined: 27 Jun 2008
Lebanon
Karma: 6
do you know that your room humidity and temperature change can damage your guitar as well as the tuning, since a change in humidity and temperature causes the neck(wood) and the strings(metal) to expand and contract.
I use Elixer anti-rust, they're awesome and the coating that prevents it from rusting, doesn't change the sound of the strings. I changed mine like 5 months ago, and till now they're still fine and they sound good, I use them alot though.
Dyl4N  
8 Nov 2008 22:30 | Quote
Joined: 01 Nov 2008
Mexico
Karma: 2
Nice nightmare...yeah...erhmmm somebody has some advise about bending neck with allen keys??? im really interested on that coz i dont remember a hell how to maintain a good neck position...
jcb3000  
9 Nov 2008 06:38 | Quote
Joined: 09 Jul 2008
United Kingdom
Karma: 4
to get the right length of string to go in the eyelets at the top pull the string right through and do it so you can fit your fist on its side at the 5th fret. thats what i do anyways. fast fret is also good for keeping strings clean and newish.

neck adjustment, your talking about the truss rod.
http://www.icepoint.com/guitar/Setting%20up%20your%20electric%20guitar/index.htm
heres quite a good site which showed me when i was learning how to do everything from setting string lengths and pick up heights, very usefull. just very extremely carefull with the truss rod or youll split the neck
telecrater  
9 Nov 2008 12:22 | Quote
Joined: 13 Jan 2008
United States
Lessons: 8
Karma: 13
The trus rod will prevent your neck from bowing. You should never change it any more than 1/4 turn per 24 hours. I would stay away from the truss rod unless you got some serious issues with the neck.
lance  
10 Nov 2008 13:27 | Quote
Joined: 03 Mar 2008
United States
Karma: 1
a little more about truss rods.
truss rods only fix backbend/bowing from the nut to about the 6th fret,
unless you have dual adjustments(one above the neck pickup)

always store your guitar in a hard case during the dry cold winter months
as your guitar can crack from the lack of humidity from shrinkage,
especially acoustics.


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