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Anything I should know?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 5string5fingers, Oct 11, 2010.


  1. I'm going to be stringing my P bass BEAD and I was wondering if theres anything I should know besides the obviously like making sure the nut is filed for those gauges?
     
  2. LaklandBass

    LaklandBass

    Jan 26, 2005
    IL
    I think you'll be alright.
     
  3. Bob C

    Bob C

    Mar 26, 2000
    Duluth, MN
    I've never done it, but it seems like it should be a no-brainer. I'm probably stating the obvious, but:

    1 There's a good chance the current nut slots will be fine.
    2 Be aware that if you deepen the nut slots, you may need a new nut if you go back to EADG.
    3 You'll probably need to do a trussrod tweak and possibly other minor setup work.

    It should be great. Have fun.
     
  4. eaaa410

    eaaa410

    Jun 20, 2008
    New Mexico
    I strung an Ibanez fretless BEAD last week. I had to widen the nut slots slightly and do a complete setup. You will more than likely have to adjust the truss rod, string height, and intonation. It took a day to two of tweaking before everything seemed to settle in.

    Just make sure the B string will fit through the bridge, the hole may not be big enough.
     
  5. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    That just about covers it, I'd suggest a light 5 string set, .125 B string, and of course, a complete set up. You should be good to go. FYI, I set a bass up for BEAD and later found that D standard, (DGCF) was much more useful.
     
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