I have a question..

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MagicBum, Nov 18, 2001.

  1. hey ya'll..
    I have this question that's been bothering me for awhile...is there anyway that I could get me 4 string bass and turn it into a 5 string bass (ya know, like send it to a Luthier n'have'em do so)
    if so..how much does it cost anywhoo?
    I've been wanting to know that for awhile..so if anyone knows..tell me....please......ok? ok
    peace out

  2. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Personally, I guess I would trade in or sell the 4 string and buy a 5 string.
  3. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    I remember seeing a kit that would allow you to do that. It included and a nut. I don't really remember exactly how it worked...it seemed kind of strange: the "B" tuner was on the bridge so you didn't have to add a tuner on the headstock, or something weird like that.

    Anyway, if you came across something like that, you've got to keep in mind that the string-spacing would be dramatically changed.

    But, if you really wanted to spend the money, anything's possible;)
  4. I saw that kit a while ago too... it looks like the D string attached where the string tree on a fender bass is and tuned at the bridge. I don't think that I would like 5 strings crammed into a space where 4 belong, but it would probably be cheaper than buying a 5.
  5. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Hey JB, you're from Portland... There's a local guy that I took a few lessons from back in '94 that had a P-Bass setup with that same kit. Very playable, sounded good... I believe he was going for a high C rather than the B, but the specifics are lost to me in the mists of the past...