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Anyone tried this crazy idea (5-string bass with 4 strings)

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Posted by Magic on September 25, 2001 at 09:50:40:

Hello !

Don't laugh at me (OK, You may laugh, this is crazy).

I found out hat I hardly ever use the 4th string on my JazzBass, and I like to play quite "high" on the fretboard. I also would like to play some really low-tones, so I could use a 5-string.

Now to the crazy part - if I don't want to buy a 5-string, so what if I replace the E-string with a B-string from a 5-string set, and move all strings "up" one step, meaning that I would have the string tuned at B-E-A-D !!!!!!!

Has anybody tried this, what would happen ???


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