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5 stringers with high C

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Coreythebassman, Jan 12, 2012.


  1. Coreythebassman

    Coreythebassman Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2010
    could anyone point me in the direction of some companies that sell a 5 string with a high C? have about 1700 or so to spend, also would buy used.
     
  2. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin Banned SUSPENDED

    Dec 11, 1999
    You can adapt any 5 string to a high C. Might be as easy as a truss rod adjustment. You might also have to change the nut and/or saddles. Either way these are easy and inexpensive fixes
     
  3. Coreythebassman

    Coreythebassman Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2010
    is there a chance that I could mess something up by making the switch? If so, I probably would...:help: Thanks!
     
  4. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin Banned SUSPENDED

    Dec 11, 1999
    sure you could ... but any decent tech should be able to do this in no time and for not a great deal of $
     
  5. Coreythebassman

    Coreythebassman Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2010
    thanks alot!
     
  6. Coreythebassman

    Coreythebassman Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2010
    out of curiosity, does anyone actually make a stock "high 5er"
     
  7. lowfreq33

    lowfreq33

    Jan 27, 2010
    Nashville
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    I'm not aware of anyone who makes an off the shelf fiver like that. It's an easy switch though, have a new nut cut and you're in business. Should be no more than $120 bucks, realistically less than that if you shop around. Most bridges should accommodate the change just fine.
     
  8. Coreythebassman

    Coreythebassman Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2010
    Thanks alot for the Info!
     
  9. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin Banned SUSPENDED

    Dec 11, 1999
    you will most likely also need a truss rod adjustment
     
  10. llamalor2112

    llamalor2112 Banned

    Sep 18, 2007
    Back in the 60s, the original fender v was strung high c :p
     
  11. cschenk78

    cschenk78

    Mar 12, 2000
    Watertown, NY
    I have a Modulus Q5 that is set up with a high C - I have it for sale here on tb...

    I ordered a nut from Modulus and I had a luthier friend of mine set it up - been playing it for years - the C is a bit temperamental, it may be my string brand or the weather. It has never bothered me enough...
     

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