Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by DaBassman, Mar 18, 2003.

  1. DaBassman


    Mar 25, 2002
    Oneonta, NY
    Has anyone ever switched a righty over to a lefty?
    What issues should I be concerned with, what would it cost....
  2. Mike Goodbar

    Mike Goodbar Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2001
    Charlotte, NC
    To do it right, it gets pretty involved. The top has to be removed and the bass bar moved to the other side. Your bridge and likely your fingerboard will have to replaced or at least reshaped.

    I don't know what we're talking in terms of $$, but maybe some of the luthiers on the board would be willing to give you a rough estimate.

    You might want to think about selling your current bass and buying one that is already set up for lefty. (all hail) Bob Gollihur, who is a member here, sells nice Bulgarian-made carved basses set up for southpaws.