Will lighter gauge strings affect the neck.

Discussion in 'Tone Zone' started by guitarshred, Apr 11, 2005.

  1. guitarshred

    guitarshred Guest

    Okay, here is something I heard which sounds strange to me. Will putting on a lighter gauge strings on my SG Standard cause the neck to bow since it is factory packed with a set of medium gauge strings- Truth or Crap If true, will I need to do another setup to accomodate the lighter strings. : :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  2. Spunky

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    The neck will be straighter if you put on lighter strings...LESS bow.
    I put .009's on mine and didn't have to touch the truss rod. Was gonna loosen it but it was fine. I have a 2004 SG Std with the long tenon.
     
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    You should re-intonate it with the different gauge strings......
     
  4. CharlieB

    CharlieB Active Member

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    Yup, intonation and neck relief will change when you change gauges. Also, same gauge, but different brands will do the same thing, as its the core tension that determines the pull on the neck. That is, say... Slinky's are less pull than Fender's. So going from Fender to Slinky is gonna be the same as changing gauges, although they should intonate very similarly.
     

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