Piccolo Bass...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by OllieBee, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. OllieBee


    Oct 9, 2010
    DC Metro
    Now... before I'm flamed... I searched to see if I can find an answer to this and I didn't... so I apologize beforehand if I missed it. But... I would like to make a short scale piccolo from an SX short scale. I know I'm going to need lighter gauge strings... but would the bridge that's there be able to accomodate them, or would I need a different bridge? And if so, who makes them and where are they available? Also, what about tuners?
  2. lug

    lug Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    Standard bridge will work fine. The only problem will be the nut is cut way to wide. A quick fix is to file a small groove into the middle of the current notch if the nut isn't cut too low already (it probably shouldn't be). For a quick test, you can just load up the lowest 4 strings off a set of a regular guitar strings.
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