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What is a Truss and Rod and How Does it Work?

A truss rod is a metal bar that has been inserted into the neck of the guitar. It runs the full length of the guitar's neck. Its purpose is to counteract the tension created by the strings of the guitar. A truss rod can be adjusted to compensate for movement within the guitar caused by seasonal changes and humidity levels.  Most guitar brands use this system.

2023-12-07T17:51:47+11:00May 7th, 2020|

How Often Should I Be Changing my Guitar Strings

The answer is it depends. Some professional guitar players change them for every gig. In general, for uncoated strings on average around every 1 to 2 months as a rough guide. For coated strings, players report wildly different time intervals between string changes, but certainly much more prolonged than uncoated strings. You might be wondering why all guitarists don't use coated strings. The answer is tone; some players detest coated strings because they dislike their sound. Others love them for their tone as well as there longer life. Coated strings are more expensive but last longer. If you are one [...]

2023-12-07T17:54:16+11:00May 7th, 2020|
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