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Change 5 string from (B-E-A-D-G) tune to (E-A-D-G-C)

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by garairobert, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. garairobert

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    I have a 5 string bass. I'm using it with standard H-E-A-D-G tuning. But now for recording I really need that high C string.

    What If I replace the H (low) string to a C (high), to get the E-A-D-G-C tuning. I would replace separately, string to string, to avoid the huge presser difference.

    Will the neck be damaged a lot?


    Thanks forward! :)
  2. bgressman82

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    it won't damage your neck at all.
  3. neurotictim

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    This. But you may want to consider doing/having done a full setup, because you may see considerable difference in action and intonation.
  4. Jensby design

    Jensby design

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    I always knew H was a note, just don't hear many people talk about it these days.
  5. bgressman82

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    shhhhh..... first rule of the H note, don't talk about the H note.
  6. Jensby design

    Jensby design

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    Whats rule number two?
  7. bgressman82

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    rule number 2, NEVER tell the guitarist about the H note.
  8. MrLenny1

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    No, it will not damage the neck.
    I do it on one bass all the time.
    The only issue is the nut slots, but going from Low B to E is OK.
    You may have some slop in the nut size but my Low B bass has no
    issues with a E in it.

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