High C

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by MarztekMilita, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. MarztekMilita


    Feb 10, 2005
    hey everyone! I was wondering how much work it would take to get a five string bass and adjust the bridge so that it will take a high C instead of a low B. Or if i should just get a bass already built like that. thanks for your help :bassist:
  2. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    You won't need to adjust the bridge, just the nut.

    And that's not hard to do at all. :)
  3. MarztekMilita


    Feb 10, 2005
    thanx man, how much would another nut peace cost?
  4. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU

    You should at least lower the action :rolleyes: :p

    A new nut is not always necessary. If you put on new strings, and the strings are too high at the first fret when holding down the string at the 24th fret, or if the strings are rattling in the nut when plucked, then you should get a new nut. Otherwise, you can do without a new nut in most of the cases.