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Some minor work on my bass, good idea??

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Fishbrain, May 12, 2002.


  1. Fishbrain

    Fishbrain

    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    Hey, feel free to move this if its in the wrong forum :rolleyes:

    I got a five string and a four string, lots of songs that my band plays need a fiver but not a G string (no cheap jokes plz). I really like the sound of my 4 but dont often getta chance to use it, so i was thinkin about filing the slots in the nut a bit bigger so that i can string it BEAD instead of EADG, I know i'll hafta change the action and stuff but thats all part of the fun!

    Is this a good idea? Will it change the sound of my bass?
    Thanx Matt
     
  2. Fishbrain asked...

    Will it change the sound of my bass?

    Yes.

    Your dynamic range will increase by a fourth in the lower register and decrease by a fourth in the upper.
     
  3. Fishbrain

    Fishbrain

    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    I'm gonna move tis to "setup"

    And Fishbrain, Your signature isn't working, FYI.
     
  5. Fishbrain

    Fishbrain

    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    argh! i know, sum1 said its because HTML isn't on, how dya turn it on any1?
     
  6. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    Your bass' sound will change just the way Allan described, no more, no less. And as far as I know, there is no way to turn on HTML.
     
  7. Why don't you turn your 4 string into fretless and get more diversity???

    :D:D

    Merls
     
  8. Fishbrain

    Fishbrain

    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    Because I used to have one and it wasn't for me, a four string with a low B and no G is more what I need, so :p but thanx for the input anyway :)