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    hey all, i read in one of the posts here that you haveto be careful in restringing a wolf as it wont sit right if all strings are strung at once.

    i used to own a lot of ibanez (waste of time in retrospect) and restringing, even all strings at once as not a problem really.

    whats so special about a wolf that i may be missing here? do i risk encouraging fret buzz if i do something wrong?

    thx for any input.

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    I don't do anything special, I jsut take the bottom 3 off, wipe the fretboard down, restring, then take the bottom 3 off and do the same thing. Or I just do them 1 at a time. I NEVER take all 6 off at once, as the drastic change in tenion on the neck *could* warp it.

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    I don't see how this should be a huge problem (but I don't own a Wolfie, so maybe I'm missing something.)
    Don't cut the strings off when it is fully tuned (bad idea) If you do take them all off, make each strings completey slack before removing them. You dont want a drastic change in tension that just cutting them off would give you.
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    I know it's been said ad nauseum, but I will say again just to make sure you remember....NEVER TAKE ALL 6 STRINGS OFF AT ONCE! [img]smile.gif[/img]
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    It's strange because on my Standard I can take all six off with no problem at all. I got so accustomed to doing it this way that when I got my FT Special, on the first string change I loosened up all six. No problems. I started loosening the lock bolts on the Floyd. WHAM!!! The Floyd jumped off the posts. The front edge lifted and the rear edge slammed down into the body of the guitar. (This is the green flame top Special with the chevron flame pattern). Not only did the action make a horrifying noise that nearly made me wet myself, but I just knew that I now had some huge chunks in the finish of that beautiful new guitar. After a few seconds, I openned my eyes to find that the only damage was a very small impression from the D-Tuna. You can't see it at all with the bridge back in place, and with the bridge off it is hardly noticable.

    The moral of the story is...even if you've had floyd's before and changed all six strings at once without incident...DON'T DO IT ANYMORE. It's an accident waiting to happen.

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    You've got a maple top on that one too. On those Korean crappo models the top is photo flame, or a paper thin veneer.
    While it's pretty to look at, if the trem jumped the posts I can see it cutting right through the top to the wood beneath.
    Of course, if you think about the quality of the overseas parts, the trem could break before the veneer does..

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    I don't get it.

    I always take all six strings off my guitar when I change the strings and I've never had a problem. I don't see how you could fuck it up, just back off the tension on all six strings, pull your floyd off it's poll peices and cut the strings.

    I guess if your finish goes all the way back to the routed trem hole, you'd have to be a bit careful, but what's the big deal?
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    I don't get it either. I use a real floyd, but I take all 6 strings off at once and it hasn't jumped the tracks yet.

 

 

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