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Replacing the G string for a B string

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by lc12345678, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. lc12345678


    Jan 20, 2005
    I was wondering if anyone replaced the G string for a B string on their bass. B E A D instead of the standard E A D G. Does the fat B string work well with a 4 string neck.
    Any info would be great.
  2. I know of many people who do and have done this. As long as you get a light set, where the b is like .125, you should be fine.
  3. RLT


    Jul 10, 2004
    South Central OH
    I hate to say this but do a search. There is probably several days reading on this subject in past threads.

    The main problem is usually with the string fitting in the nut slot but that depends on your bass.

    A lot of of us either do it or have done it. I'll let some of the others chip in with their likes and dislaikes about it.
  4. WillBuckingham


    Mar 30, 2005
    You probably wouldn't want to do this with a short-scale instrument.
  5. I can see it now... a loose B string flying around and smacking people in the face. :p