switching to lighter guage

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by tommytrousers, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. My Ric came brand new, set up for 45-65-85-105 strings. Will I need to get a new nut cut and my truss rod adjusted if I wanna go back to my favoured 40-60-80-100 strings?Anybody?
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    You wont need to change the nut, you might have to loosen the truss rod a litttle but i doubt it, its a small change and chances are there is alreayd enough relief in the neck.
  3. NoisemakerD-Lux


    Oct 12, 2004
    As Figjam said, you don't need to mess with the nut.

    As far as the setup, well, if you like how the bass is set up now, then you may not have to. But since you just got it, and it was set up by a stranger, then maybe you should set it up from scratch to your liking?
  4. metalguy2


    Dec 26, 2004
    Coolest thing to ever happen to me (RELATED TO TOPIC!!)
    I bought a 5 string with the intentions of tuning it EADGC. When taking the strings off the bass I noticed that I had to tug the strings out of the nut. BUT!! When I put the new gauge in they fit quite nicely. COOL!!! Just thought I would share that story wit everyone :)