New to bass - quick 5-string question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassmantele, Nov 20, 2003.

  1. bassmantele


    Jul 22, 2003
    Boston MA USA
    Do all five string basses come with a low B? Personally, I'd rather add a high string, and that would require a new nut.
  2. atldeadhead


    Jun 17, 2002
    Most 5 strings come strung, low to high, B-E-A-D-G, but you could easily string it E-A-D-G-C if you were so inclined. You *might* have to replace the nut though since most nuts are going to be cut such that they accomodate the B-E-A-D-G string setup.
  3. Sean Baumann

    Sean Baumann Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Livin' in the USA
    Replacing a nut is not expensive. Do it yourself for around $5 to $10, or have a pro do it for around $30.00. I highly doubt you will find a production bass that is already stung with a high C instead of low B.