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Tuning my six string bass E-E

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Cliff em'All, Sep 27, 2004.

  1. Cliff em'All

    Cliff em'All

    Sep 27, 2004
    Ive always wanted to tune my six string bass (my secondary bass) E-E just for fun , so it would make it kinda like a barritone guitar ...what would be required to do this ? Im prolly gonna use the strings to a seven string bass and just not use the fattest string and use all the rest . Would tress rod adjusting be required? cause i did this one time to my bass and the high e string was tight as hell
  2. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    It'll need a full setup.

    You'll probably need a new nut, truss rod, saddle height and intonation adjustment.
  3. lucas vigor

    lucas vigor Banned

    Sep 2, 2004
    Orange County, Ca,
    I did it on my carvin 6 string..bought Conklin snakeskins, and no set-up/adjustment was needed..it sounds and plays great!
  4. you mean, basically, string it like a guitar, only in the bass octave instead?
  5. Cliff em'All

    Cliff em'All

    Sep 27, 2004
    took my bass to a shop to get it resetup and i used 7 string bass strings n just left out the b string , so its gettin tuned E-E :bassist: i shall see how i like it :D
  6. I think you'll like it - I used to tune my 7-string BEADGBE. I could play whacked out chord voicings on that thing, much to the bewilderment of guitarists. :D

    I had it converted to an 8-string a few months ago, it is now tuned BEADGCEA, which is like a baritone tuned to A... very, very fun.