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I turned my 6 string 4 string temporarily

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by PERDZOMBIE, Jun 28, 2018.



    Apr 15, 2017
    So as the title says i put 4 strings in the middle and took the tuners out of the bass for the b and c (so it doesn't buzz the keys) I did this because the only 4 string i have sucks and is not setup here is a picture of the headstock Snapchat-1975195053.
    I just want to know if anyone has a way i can quit the bridge saddles from buzzing without removing them. Thank you in advance :)
  2. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    You have a 4 that needs a setup, so you did things to your 6 that will make it need a setup. In the very least a major truss rod adjustment. I don't see how this is a solution to anything. Why didn't you just play the 6 as it was and avoid the B and C?

    The way to prevent the bridge saddles from buzzing is to put those two strings back on. Don't play them if you don't need them.
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  3. Yeah, I normally just glide on by stuff like this, but you really made a lot of extra work for yourself here, man.
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    Apr 15, 2017
    Dudes i just realized what i did i was so tired last night and just did it and besides those saddles nothing really buzzes or is out of tune and it already needed a truss rod adjustment there was a pretty significant bow in the neck but still playable now there is a very lesser bow in the neck and virtually no out of tune notes
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2018
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    Apr 15, 2017
  7. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    Lesson to be learned here: Any time you are THAT tired is a terrible time to make decisions about -- much less attempt to do -- major modifications of your bass. Or to post about it.
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    Apr 15, 2017
    i mean i can just put the tuners back on and I havent thrown away the strings

  9. Short version: adjust each half of the neck for correct relief. Look in the repair forum, there’s a couple of threads about dual truss rods.

    Tips for setting up a dual truss rod neck?

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