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nut and bridge slots for low C string

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by toman, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. hey guys, I'm wondering; I have a low C string that I'd like to put on my bass for a while as part of a fifths tuned set. The problem is I need to (obviously) widen the slots in my bridge and nut. My question is this; if I do this (or have it done) Will I still be ok if (when) I go back to and E? Or am I going to need serious work to go back...
  2. If it were mine, I would have a new nut made for the "C" fifths tuning. Then when you are ready to go back put the original "E" nut back on and it will be EXACTLY the way it was before.
  3. Thats a good idea, especially since a nut doesn't cost a whole lot. What about the bridge though, I can't really afford either a new bridge or to have mine recut...
  4. If your bridge is made so that the string rides ON the groove instead of IN the groove you shouldn't have a problem.

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