5 string E A D G C

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Geni758, Dec 8, 2013.


  1. Geni758

    Geni758 Supporting Member

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    I saw Scott Devine has his 5 string bass strung this way. If I want to replicate, do I need to buy a C string and move the others up or can I tune the existing B thru G?
  2. greencarpets

    greencarpets

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    You need to buy the new string. Tuning a B to an E would not go well.

    The string tension would be ridiculous and I expect it might damage the bass.
  3. deste

    deste

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    Ehm... That's what you meant by "tune the existing B thru G"?

    Nonono! Unless you want a bowed/warped neck, get a high C and move the remaining four strings.
  4. Gorn Captain

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  6. InsaneBassninja

    InsaneBassninja

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    Just buy a 107 or 105 (E) 80(A) 65 or 60(D) 45(G) 30 or 32(C).
  7. Jarmijo95

    Jarmijo95

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    Does the nut need to be adjusted for the strings? I am converting my BEADG to a EADGC and was curious. Also, Do any companies sell strings specific for that, or will I have to buy a 4 string pack and a C string by itself?
  8. aprod

    aprod

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    I did this recently and was pleasantly surprised I did not have to adjust the nut. I had to buy a 4 string set and a separate C. Plays great.
  9. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Supporting Member

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    You should be fine with the existing nut. I have both of my 6 string fretlesses strung EADGCF and no issues with the nut.

    I think we (GHS) sell a set that's E-C, but with guys like Jason at Bass Strings Online selling singles of every string, there's really no need for a pre-packaged set.

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