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5 strings on a 4-string neck?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by josiah goldfish, Jul 6, 2012.


  1. Is it possible to put 5 strings on a 4 string neck? Just a thought
     
  2. Sure, add one tuning machine, a 5 string bridge and a new nut, spaced and cut for 5 strings. String spacing may be a problem. 4 string pickups will work fairly well but not optimum. My advise, don't do it.
     
  3. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Yup, I think Wilkinson used to make a conversion kit. It never really caught on.
     
  4. Yeah, it would be really tight spacing wouldn't it. And finding a bridge that tight would be difficult too.
    Don't think I'll bother :)
     

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