Is my bass safe?



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Is my bass safe?

Postby Thylacine Dream » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:48 pm

Hey y'all

I have a shortscale (30") Squier Jaguar set up for DGCF with GHS Boomer .110s.

Last night I dropped the low D to C and tuned the high C and F to D and A respectively—CGDA (fifths).

It was pretty tight but nothing snapped. Is the neck gonna warp or anything from that level of tension though?
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Re: Is my bass safe?

Postby Blackened Soul » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:00 pm

It shouldn't.

Granted any time you do a big change on string tension you will want to adjust or at least keep an eye on your neck to make sure it is happy.

I use a .110 flatwound E on one of my ss basses.. it really helps it NOT sound like a ss bass on a open E [or D if I am dropping] :thumb:
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Re: Is my bass safe?

Postby Lurker13 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:29 pm

Blackened Soul wrote:Granted any time you do a big change on string tension you will want to adjust or at least keep an eye on your neck to make sure it is happy.


Translation: keep an eye on the neck for a few days. If it bows, adjust the truss rod.

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