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high gauge strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by pbassgrinder, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. pbassgrinder


    Jul 10, 2004
    i was wondering if it is possible to string a four string bass with the strings off a five...minus the thinnest string

    taht way i could tune b-e-a-d without the strings being so slack

    my question is will this mess up my neck(because of differnt tension) and also if i would have to modify the bridge saddle or string to do this

    i appreciate any helpful replies

    pbg :bassist:
  2. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    you need to modify the nut. Not quite sure about anythign else. I don't think it will dammage the neck I dont think you need to change the bridge either.,.. but I could be wrong.
  3. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    once you modify the nut, and u try it and you dont like it, ur gonna have to get a new nut. unless u wanna shove paper in it.