5 string bass EADGC questions.

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by charliebass17, Dec 6, 2021.

  1. charliebass17


    Dec 6, 2021
    Hi. I have a Fender American Professional Jazz Bass V and I'm intending on stringing it EADGC. I was just wondering if any adjustments would have to be made (i.e. filing the nut, raising the saddles etc) to make this work.
  2. You’ll definitely want to do a setup. The relief and intonation will most likely need to be adjusted and possibly the string heights. The nut might be ok. If the witness points are set and there’s good downforce from the strings they can work ok in a bigger nut slot.
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  3. charliebass17


    Dec 6, 2021
  4. Aussie Player

    Aussie Player

    Apr 20, 2011
    That was after all, the original Fender intent.......
  5. bassdude51

    bassdude51 "You never even called me by my name." Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Your EADGC tuning is a great idea! The stuff you can play on 0 to 5 fret will be awesome! You won't even have to move your hand!

    Good luck on the "set-up".
  6. charliebass17


    Dec 6, 2021
    Not my idea btw.
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  7. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Nothing new in the world. Fender's original mid-'60's Bass V was tuned EADGC. Ibanez have had at least two EADGC basses over the last few years: BTB33 Volo and the BTB845V. There are others I can't recall right now.
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  8. I put a Fodera E-C set on a Yamaha TRBX-605. It was pretty straightforward A trussrod and intonation adjustment. The nut was fine.
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