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Rob Allen with high C string?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TheTurtle, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. TheTurtle

    TheTurtle Guest

    Nov 13, 2003
    Hi all, I'd like to try to tune my Rob Allen 5 strings E-C, anyone tried this on Allen basses?
    Do you think I'll need to modify the bass in some way?

    Thanks :)
  2. There is more tension on C string than you would expect, so a little adjustment wouldn't hurt the bass...but why you wanna do this?
    Why don't you get a 6 stringer?
  3. TheTurtle

    TheTurtle Guest

    Nov 13, 2003
    I don't think Rob Allen make 6 strings, and my fretted bass is a Garrison 5 strings tuned E-C so I don't want to switch my head from E-C to B-G anytime I change the bass!
    Plus I use much more the high C string than the low B, and a 5 is easier on hands than a 6.
  4. :D As a 6 string player I disagree on this, but to each his own...;)

    Just check on the neck and saddles, that is basically it.
    People tend to think that there isn't a lot of tension on the C, but there is. So make sure the curve in your neck is okay, and the saddles on the right hight..check your intonation..
    And maybe, if you wanna go for this tuning permenatly, a differnent nut might be a good investment.

  5. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    Rob Allen does make a 6. I've only seen 2 though.

  6. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    I've talk to Rob about 5-string with high C.
    He can do it no problem. just cut nut for C-string.