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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. Tedward

    Tedward

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    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?

    Tedward
  2. mimaz

    mimaz Gold Supporting Member

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    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 nut...no big deal.
  3. dderatz

    dderatz Supporting Member

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    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

    MrTaff

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

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    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!
  6. Tedward

    Tedward

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    Making a new nut is no problem.

    Thanks
    Tedward

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