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5 to 4 String

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Petary791, May 4, 2005.


  1. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I have a 5 string bass, and I like it. It's a Cort. I want a 4 string, but I don't really want to buy one. If I just changed the nut and restrung it, could I have myself a 4 string?

    What are some pros and cons of this?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Nikolai

    Nikolai

    Apr 20, 2004
    My guess is that you would get a huge stringspacing.. and one tuner not in use, plus youd need to change the bridge..
     
  3. So much will go wrong. Don't attempt it. Wide string spacing, need for a new bridge, possibly new pickups since the poles will be out of place.
     
  4. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Aww shucks.

    Nevermind then.
     
  5. you could just take the 5th string off for a while and play it like that...
     
  6. Dincrest

    Dincrest

    Sep 27, 2004
    New Jersey
    Or why not try stringing your 5 EADGC?
     
  7. rx jr.

    rx jr.

    May 10, 2004
    Brooklyn
    :confused:

    just don't use the B string! :p :)
     
  8. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    when i decide switch my 5 strings to 4 i sell my 5 strings for buy my 4,this is the correct process.
     
  9. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Why do you want a four string? Don't use the B? String with a high C.

    If not, just take off the B string and play like a four.
     
  10. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I just might have to do that.

    Thanks for all the input guys! :)