Setup for a high C on a 5 string bass

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by burkhardty10, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. burkhardty10

    burkhardty10 Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2006
    Greenville, SC
    What adjustments need to be done to my 5 string to put a high c string on? I'm assuming new nut and some truss rod adjustments. Is there anything I need to be careful of?
  2. fender_mod


    Jun 23, 2005
  3. WillBuckingham


    Mar 30, 2005
    I didn't adjust my nut or anything . . . I just strung it up, tweaked the truss rod (it only needed about 1/8 of a turn) and set the intonation.

    I'm sure there's a sticky about setting your intonation.

    Caveat: Be careful! High C tuning is dangerous territory, I had a bartender come over and "complement" my playing last weekend by saying I sounded like a guitarist on my solos . . . kinda freaked me out . . .