Left handed neck on a right oriented bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FitzFitz, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. FitzFitz


    Oct 14, 2014
    Fox Valley, WI
    Is it as simple as it sounds? Would you just swap it out and string up like you normally would? Any problems/disadvantages to it?
  2. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    You would need to modify the nut, sometimes popping it out and reversing it works, other times replacement may be necessary. Some string sets may not have sufficient winding lengths on the E string.
  3. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! DHDIK? Sweet Treets. Supporting Member

    Yes it is just as simple as flipping the nut.
  4. cronker


    Feb 13, 2007
    All of the above.
    Being a lefty, and having flipped righties, I would suggest a new nut and some nut filing rather than flipping it.
    The nut will be shaped to a lefty neck, so when you flip it, it will have a sharp hard edge on the exposed side. It can often break strings.
    Also, you won't have side dots along the neck, and the string length can also be an issue, but not much..
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