Originally Posted by mech
If you play very little or not at all above E on the G string, convert it to BEAD. Easy to do. Top nut slots widened for the larger strings, saddles moved back about 1/8" and maybe a truss rod tweak. I normally take a BEAD 4 string as a backup, change of pace or back relief for my normal 5.
I'll stick with detuning because I do slap regularly. Since my Millennium has a 21 fret neck, I have only fret less of high end than a standard Fender.
Within the next ten days, I will try to post clips of my Millennium, the low notes sound clearer than a number of fives I have played. I would love to take a Cirrus and tune it DGCF too, these 35" fours really, really handle detuning well. I bet an old Peavey G Bass would kill too.
I cannot express how happy I am I could not move this bass. I seriously had a gem in my hands and did not know it! I said before that I could have saved a ton of money if I had learned to appreciate the Millennium electronics instead of always wishing I could split the rear humbucker like a Lakland.