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Here is my bass, can i make it a Piccolo? :D

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by EpZ, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. EpZ


    Feb 2, 2013
    Hey guys, im new to talk bass! So hey :D

    I recently got a new Ibanez guitar, to be exact this one :

    And for my major end of school exams i am learning this piece :

    Ive never made it to the world of Piccolo bass so im not sure how to go about it. Im looking for suggestions on strings please and what i need to do to the bass if anything to enable me to put the strings on. I know there are piccolo bass threads, but i was hoping there could be someone who can tell me to my exact bass if im going to run into any problems or not, and what strings to end up getting.

  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    A bass isn't piccolo. The strings are. Buy a piccolo set, install it, do your setup and you have it.
  3. EpZ


    Feb 2, 2013
    Is there anything I have to do set up wise?
  4. Probably have to adjust the action/relief since the strings are so much thinner.
  5. EpZ


    Feb 2, 2013
    People have mentioned trust rod?
  6. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK
    Truss rod. If you don't know how to set up your bass to cope with different strings, this seems like a good time to learn.
  7. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Just a regular setup. Trussrod, action, intonation, pickups.
  8. EpZ


    Feb 2, 2013
    Okay so, now what strings am i after.
    Just the D'addario ones?
  9. Slowgypsy

    Slowgypsy 4 Fretless Strings

    Dec 12, 2006
    NY & MA
    Why don't you hop on over to the strings section of TB and ask that question.
    Here's a link to one site that has several different sets for sale.