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Stringing tenor

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by EADG mx, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. EADG mx

    EADG mx

    Jul 4, 2005
    I am thinking of stringing my Studio 5 tenor. I was just wondering if this would have a significant change in tension on the neck. I definetely can't damage it at all since it's neck-thru.

    The nut might be fine, I tried this with my Samick 4 and it seemed to work ok. Of course I will need to totally redo the action and intonation but that's ok.
  2. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    There's no problem with doing it. You'll want to make sure you get a complete set-up - including nut grooves and string saddles that fit the strings well. Other than that, it's straightforward...

  3. EADG mx

    EADG mx

    Jul 4, 2005

    I tried it with my 4 string and the nut was fine. My bass doesn't have saddle grooves so I don't have to worry about that.

    I am really worried about the change in string tension and damaging the neck or truss rod.
  4. Lunardecay


    Mar 6, 2006
    Whats a tenor?
  5. WillBuckingham


    Mar 30, 2005
    If you're talking about stringing it ADGC, you have nothing to worry about. You're not planning on using the same strings and tuning them up a fourth, right? You need to buy special strings, and then just tune up slowly, if you see a whole lot of relief in the neck (which i'm sure you won't) while your tuning it up, then tweak the truss rod, otherwise, string it up, adjust the neck/action and intonation and go. I wouldn't worry about the nut or bridge slots unless you find it to be a problem after you set it up.

  6. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    If by tenor, you mean, EADGC, then there are no worries. Just buy a six string set and toss the B, or pick up a single C if you find a place that sells them.

    You'll find that there is very little difference in the overall tension on the neck. Certainly no more than simply changing to a different brand or guage of string.
  7. EADG mx

    EADG mx

    Jul 4, 2005

    It's a 5 string, I'm string it EADGC. I order a 6 string set I'm going to use the top 5 strings of. My bass doesn't have bridge slots.
  8. EADG mx

    EADG mx

    Jul 4, 2005

    I ordered a 6 string set that should be here in a few days.

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