Any reason I can't convert my 5 string from low B to high C

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tedward, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. I would like to change the strings on a 5 string low B to High C. I figure I can use a 4 string set (45-105) and add a .030 for the high C. Any reason why I shouldn't?

  2. mimaz

    mimaz Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2005
    Wheeling WV
    Endorsing Artist: Crook Custom Guitars
    If you have any problems at all, it would probably just be from the nut slots being a little large....and it may not even be an issue. Worth a shot, as worst case scenario you replace the big deal.
  3. dderatz

    dderatz Supporting Member

    Sep 1, 2010
    It might work, but you also might (probably will) need to replace the nut so that the smaller strings don't buzz or rattle in too large grooves.
  4. MrTaff


    Jan 20, 2014
    I didn't need to touch the nut on my LTD, only thing that needed adjusting was the intonation.
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  6. dls119


    Jun 27, 2013
    Northern Virginia
    Yep, it will depend a lot on how your neck is set up. You will likely just need to re-string it and give it a new setup.

    More power to ya!
  7. Making a new nut is no problem.