After getting my Washburn serviced, including having the double-locking floating bridge re-floated with new strings, I'm reaching the point where one string is right at the limit of tightening using the bridge tuning peg. The others have lots of travel and the strings are nowhere near work out, they haven't had lots of use and I play very gently.
Since it's just one string - the D from memory - can I get away with 'cheating' and give myself a bit more space without messing things up? For instance if I:
- slacken the neck bolt
- slacken the bridge peg
- tighten up the head tuning peg a turn
- re-lock the neck bolt
- re-tune using bridge pegs
In my mind this would work since I'm never drastically reducing tension in any string and only unlocking one. But I've heard how notoriously fickle these setups can be!