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restring

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by jimi06, Mar 6, 2003.


  1. jimi06

    jimi06

    Mar 5, 2003
    rockford il
    can you you restring a 4 string bass B E A D ? advantages / disadvantages ? modifications ? any knowledge shared is greatly appreciated.:confused:
     
  2. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    A B string is actually at lower tension than an E, so the total string tension on the neck will be reduced, so you may have to tweak the truss rod. Also, you may have to widen the slots in the nut.