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Offline bahaw

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GUITAR CARE - What to do?
« on: September 26, 2008, 03:40:58 PM »
Not sure if this has been asked before:

If one will not use a guitar (electric or acoustic) for a long time e.g. month/s or year/s, is it necessary to loosen the strings or totally take it off?  I'm afraid the neck would warp if I take it off or leave the strings in tact.  What other precautions should one take?

Appreciate the info.




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Re: GUITAR CARE - What to do?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2008, 03:53:51 PM »
Dude! Interesado ko sa avatar mo! Gusto ko makita in full size! Post mo naman! hehehe

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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2008, 07:47:34 PM »
Dude! Interesado ko sa avatar mo! Gusto ko makita in full size! Post mo naman! hehehe

eto oh, dagdagan ko pa. type mo si borat?  :-D







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Remove some but not all of the tension from the strings, clean & polish the guitar, and then put a little lemon oil on the fret board. Put the guitar in its case and store it where it won't get too warm, cold, or humid and won't get bumped around. A good place is an interior closet.
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Re: GUITAR CARE - What to do?
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2008, 08:23:37 PM »
Number 1 Rule:

Don't do a guitar spin.

Sure it looks cool but...

If you really wanna be cool, focus more on your skills hehe...

(Nagmamagaling na naman ako)
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Offline simon_divitico

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Re: GUITAR CARE - What to do?
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2008, 08:41:24 PM »
Not sure if this has been asked before:

If one will not use a guitar (electric or acoustic) for a long time e.g. month/s or year/s, is it necessary to loosen the strings or totally take it off?  I'm afraid the neck would warp if I take it off or leave the strings in tact.  What other precautions should one take?

Appreciate the info.



Ito rin ang dati ko pang gustong matanong dito. Paki sagot naman sa mga nakakaalam  :lol:
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Offline Boy TAMA

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Re: GUITAR CARE - What to do?
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2008, 11:50:00 PM »
Just loosen the strings is enough. :-)

ganun din kasi ang nangyari sa bass ng classmate ko..

naging boat ung dating!
hehehehe.

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Re: GUITAR CARE - What to do?
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2008, 05:12:24 AM »
yup, loosen up the strings, dapat naka-case, saka wag mong lagay sa init, baka kabagan ang gitara mo.  :wink:



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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2008, 06:37:28 AM »
wag mo itago ng matagal gitara mo.  Bawal!!!  :-D
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2008, 06:49:24 AM »
share ko lang,
baka kasi may mag kamali or same experience, pinalalabhan ko yung softcase ko minsan.
after pinatuyo sa araw, so alam ko dry na, nilagay ko na yung guitar ko sa loob, tapos mga 3days ko atang hindi nagamit, paglabas ko rusted na yung strings at bridge/pickup, basa pa pala sa gitna dahil padded cya... simula noon nakatabi na guitar case, guitar stand at sa loob ng cabinet ko na nilalagay yung guitar.... nakakainis pero hindi na mauulit  :-)

Offline hiromi_777a

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Re: GUITAR CARE - What to do?
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2008, 02:35:05 PM »
Help naman Peeps, yung chrome parts kasi ng gitara ko may mga stain parang moist na matigas.  :?Hirap alisin ng basahan lang kelangan talaga ng cleaner or maybe atleast basang pamunas. Then after a while bumabalik din. May nagsabi sakin stains daw yun galing sa pawis. Nangyayari ba to sa inyo? Ano pwde ko gawin o ilagay sa gitara para hindi na mag kastain. Sabi nya (same person na nagsabi na pawis daw yun) sakn may nilalagay daw yung ibang gitarista sa chrome parts para hindi magkastain ng pawis. Alam nyo ba kung ano yun? TIA po.
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Offline Boy TAMA

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Re: GUITAR CARE - What to do?
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2008, 03:25:38 PM »
Help naman Peeps, yung chrome parts kasi ng gitara ko may mga stain parang moist na matigas.  :?Hirap alisin ng basahan lang kelangan talaga ng cleaner or maybe atleast basang pamunas. Then after a while bumabalik din. May nagsabi sakin stains daw yun galing sa pawis. Nangyayari ba to sa inyo? Ano pwde ko gawin o ilagay sa gitara para hindi na mag kastain. Sabi nya (same person na nagsabi na pawis daw yun) sakn may nilalagay daw yung ibang gitarista sa chrome parts para hindi magkastain ng pawis. Alam nyo ba kung ano yun? TIA po.

pagkatapos mo mag-gitara dapat punasan mo na kagad
para hindi na kagad tumagal ung stain. :-)

Offline simon_divitico

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Re: GUITAR CARE - What to do?
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2008, 04:50:55 PM »
Just loosen the strings is enough. :-)

ganun din kasi ang nangyari sa bass ng classmate ko..

naging boat ung dating!
hehehehe.

Sir bakit kelangang gawin ito sir? Ano yung purpose? THanks  :wink:
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Offline Boy TAMA

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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2008, 05:28:23 PM »
Sir bakit kelangang gawin ito sir? Ano yung purpose? THanks  :wink:

Un nga.. kasi habang tumatagal parang naghihilahan
ung string sa bawat dulo (headstock at bridge)

kaya parang nayuyupi ung guitar like a boat. :-D

ang masama dun kapag tumalsik string sa mukha!

Offline melody_guitar

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Re: GUITAR CARE - What to do?
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2008, 05:58:51 PM »
well its important to loosen the strings if you won't use it for a long period of time lalu na kapag cold ang weather kasi i think a standard tuned bass or guitar will have a tension of 200= pounds depending sa stiring gauge din.. kaya dapat i loosen natin yun.. well kung talagang stock at di na nagagamit, its better to remove na the strings..importantly, periodic maintenance is important..just cocnstantly observe and have a look on your instrument kahi naka stock at di niyo na ginagamit..it only takes a couple of minutes lang naman eh...
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Offline simon_divitico

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« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2008, 06:45:25 PM »
Un nga.. kasi habang tumatagal parang naghihilahan
ung string sa bawat dulo (headstock at bridge)

kaya parang nayuyupi ung guitar like a boat. :-D

ang masama dun kapag tumalsik string sa mukha!

Pero ganun din ang possibility kapag tinanggal ang strings diba? Kung baga, pabaliktad ang pag-warp.  :?
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Offline Boy TAMA

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« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2008, 09:44:53 PM »
Pero ganun din ang possibility kapag tinanggal ang strings diba? Kung baga, pabaliktad ang pag-warp.  :?

hindi ko pa na-encounter ung ganun ah...

hmmm..... :?

That's weird. :-D

Offline guitarista77

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« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2008, 09:45:23 PM »
hi po. naging busy po sa school, nagka-rust yung pickups, paano po tangngalin? hindi ko po ginamitan ng sand paper baka kasi maiba nag tunog. thanks po sa may alam paano..
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Offline Boy TAMA

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« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2008, 10:33:36 PM »
hi po. naging busy po sa school, nagka-rust yung pickups, paano po tangngalin? hindi ko po ginamitan ng sand paper baka kasi maiba nag tunog. thanks po sa may alam paano..

kung sa labas lang naman ung rust.

Use WD-40 
spray mo sa may rust area.

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« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2008, 10:35:52 PM »
kung sa labas lang naman ung rust.

Use WD-40 
spray mo sa may rust area.

:wink:
thanks po sa advise...
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« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2008, 11:40:09 PM »
kung sa labas lang naman ung rust.

Use WD-40 
spray mo sa may rust area.

:wink:

hehe the ever reliable wd-40. its a must sa mga fellow musician, even sa mga drummer hehe.

ito naman tanong, ano maganda gawin sa hardware ng LP copy ko (custom black), goldware po. faded na eh.

mura ba pa chrome and saan?

sabi nga pala ni mang max, huwag ko na raw pa chrome.
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« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2008, 12:15:07 AM »
di ko lang alam kung totoo to pero nabasa ko sa tips ng wd40.com, pagkatapos mo lagyan ng wd40, effective daw gumamit ng rubber eraser para tanggalin ang corrosion.

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Offline Boy TAMA

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« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2008, 12:18:39 AM »
di ko lang alam kung totoo to pero nabasa ko sa tips ng wd40.com, pagkatapos mo lagyan ng wd40, effective daw gumamit ng rubber eraser para tanggalin ang corrosion.

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masubukan nga. :-)


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« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2008, 08:45:52 AM »
you know di ko gets yung idea bakit kailangan i-slacken yung strings (but not completely). ano yung difference kung gagamitin mo or hindi?

lets say, di ka aalis, mababawasan lang yung gamit mo to about once every month or di ka magpapalit and magtotono ng strings for a year, di ba di mo naman kailangan luwagan yung strings for that?

naisip ko lang kasi wala naman difference if you use it or not. i havent adjusted my truss rod in a while, i've used the same guage/brand of strings and kept it at standard tuning for 2 years now. so i'm assuming if i had to put the guitar down for a while like, say, a year, i shouldn't have to do anything to it. just keep it stored where humidity wont kill it or my daughter will knock it about.

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« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2008, 08:29:57 PM »
Sir, any solutions sa mga guitar na pag nakastandard ang tono eh napaka tigas ng string? As in over pulled siya. Kasi diba some guitars eh kahit standard ang tono, sakto lang ang pagkakahatak sa string? Any solutions with this?
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Offline guitarista77

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« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2008, 02:22:54 PM »
Sir, any solutions sa mga guitar na pag nakastandard ang tono eh napaka tigas ng string? As in over pulled siya. Kasi diba some guitars eh kahit standard ang tono, sakto lang ang pagkakahatak sa string? Any solutions with this?

string guage yata... try mo yung mga strings na manipis lang...
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