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Re: Loosening strings on a flight? Or not?
Per Boysen wrote:
This is essential to prevent mechanic shock damage in case of hit
impact. Basses and guitars may have a very high tension balancing
string pressure and neck adjustment pressure. The wood is firm and
doesn't take damage by a hit, if stuffed up well inside a good case,
but the strings are loose and therefore take up the energy of a
I can't see it making a lot of difference with a solid electric
Except that the truss rod might cause the neck to resettle while
the strings are loose ( not so good)
Surely that advice is intended for acoustic instruments where
delicate soundboxes are tensioned by the strings?
Or is there evidence?
At least there's less chance of the security check guy playing
Stairway to Heaven on it.