5 string conversion

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by vibratito, Oct 15, 2002.

  1. vibratito


    Oct 10, 2002
    Hey, how could I go about changing a 5 string so that I could add another high string instead of an extra low?

  2. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    buy a new nut that will support the various changes in string gauge...get it installed...get a set of E-A-D-G-C strings(or B-E-A-D-G-C and just use the top five)
  3. vibratito


    Oct 10, 2002
    Do you know where I could find a nut that would work?
  4. Maybe you don't need another nut if the headstock is angled back.
  5. rumblethump

    rumblethump Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2000
    Pioneer CA. 95666
    You can buy blank nuts, and file it yourself or have a luthier do it. If you get your strings from the same store they might do it for a reasonable charge. You will have to do a set up because of the change in tension on your neck. Save the old nut in case you decide to go back.
  6. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    It perhaps doesen't need anything but new strings. Some stores have separate bass strings in stock, so you could buy 4-string set with extra high string around the gauges .035-.025. My Yamaha BBG5S's nut was buzz free even with high C.