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Setup for a 5 string tuned high?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by odie, Apr 15, 2003.

  1. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    How to setup a 5 string to be E-A-D-G-B rather than the low b.

    Also what do I do for string sets?
  2. hujo


    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    If you have a nut, you'll probably have to get a new one, or fill the old one up with epoxy and refile. If you have a zero fret, you just put them strings on, and maybe adjust your trussrod a little. Just buy the strings you like, that comes in a six string set. A few manufacturers make 5 string sets with high c(or in your case, b)...
  3. Jon Maghini

    Jon Maghini Commercial User

    Aug 15, 2002
    USA Terryville CT.
    Owner / Builder M Basses
    I find that when most players string there 5 strings high they use a C as the first string E A D G C ,
    these sets are available so you shouldn't have a problem finding them...