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5-string

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by John Davis, Mar 27, 2001.


  1. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    i currently have a 4-string bass, but i am saving up for a 5-string. but i heard from someone, im not sure who, but he said that you could stick a low-b from a 5-string on a 4-string and remove a string. is that possible?
     
  2. Yes. I involves removing the strings, and filing the nut slots to accomodate the fatter strings. Restring in the new configuration, and reset the intonation. If you cannot do any of that, a guitar or bass tech can do it for minimal charge. If you want to go back to 4, you will have to replace the nut.
     
  3. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    thanks.