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Turning a 5er to 6er String

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by FunkQueen, Oct 5, 2010.


  1. FunkQueen

    FunkQueen

    Aug 23, 2007
    Its so hard to find quality 6er where i live.
    (6 string bass) plus i love fender shape.
    Lets look at my options :
    1) I may spend money on a cheap 6er basswood bass that i already have and transform it into a better bass.IS that possible?
    2) I may turn my cort 5 string bass into a 6er.
    3) I may buy an SX Ursa Jazz 6 string n work on that.
    4) I may buy a Usa fender jazz 5 n turn it into a 6er.

    SOme say : dont do it on a quality bass.
    some say do it on a quality bass cause the neck would support 6 string. Fender's string space is too wide when it is a 6er so turnin a 5 into a 6er can make it more comfortable for me not sure yet... which option looks better?
     
  2. FunkMetalBass

    FunkMetalBass

    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    Your absolute cheapest option will be a budget 6er, like that SX. It will also have the most normal 6-string spacing.

    If you're like me, you'll eventually want to upgrade electronics and stuff, but it will still be your cheapest option.
     
  3. RedLeg

    RedLeg Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2009
    Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Nov Shmoz Ka Pop?
    5-2-6, what a thought. Do It! just for GP and S&G's
     
  4. FunkQueen

    FunkQueen

    Aug 23, 2007
    As I couldnt find SX in rondo either (kurt said it ll be available mid 2011)
    I got that cheap 6 and now i try to make it smth good.
    I got a marcus fender 4 so i am afraid that this cheapo can make me SICK in the long run.... Do u think when u have nice 4 n 5ers a cheap 6er would feel bad no matter what upgrade i make? That is my only fear as I got good quality stuff at home.
     
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