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Good bass for piccolo strings?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FleadomFighter, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. FleadomFighter


    May 27, 2012
    Hey I'm thinking of picking up a bass to keep piccolo strings on and was hoping for some input on whether some basses are better than others for them etc.

    Obviously the less money I have to spend the better but all suggestions are welcome.

  2. chadhargis

    chadhargis Jack of all grooves, master of none Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    Brian Bromberg sure does make his Carvin B2 basses with piccolo strings sing. Check out his "Bromberg Plays Hendrix" cuts. Amazing that ALL guitar parts are played with a piccolo bass.
  3. FleadomFighter


    May 27, 2012
    Wow, great playing, thanks for the reply, anything a wee bit cheaper though :p
  4. There are a number of TalkBass threads on converting a bass to piccolo. According to the threads I read, you could just pick up any cheap bass. You'd need to change the nut, adjust the trussrod for the reduced tension, put on the new strings and correct the intonation.

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