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5 String Acoustic Electric bass with High C string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by palmforest, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. palmforest


    Dec 10, 2005
    I'm thinking about getting a 5 string Michael Kelly Acoustic Electric bass. I want it to be a little more guitar like and I don't really use the low b string so I was thinking that I could put a set of strings on it with the higher c string on it instead. Does anybody see any problems with doing this? I've heard of it done on regular 5 strings but I'm not too familar with acoustic basses.
  2. Yup, I do that on mine - Ovation 5 string. I use Thomastik Infeld Acousticore strings. Very sweet sounding.