Wednesday, 09 December 2009
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Hey Sheldon, I wasn't sure where best to post this question, and I haven't seen a similar question already posted...so I thought asking you was the failsafe. I'm wondering if a Super J 5 (or any 5 string Dingwall for that matter) can be strung with EADGC string set instead of BEADG? I know Victor Wooten usually strings his 5 string basses this way. I'm no Victor Wooten, but I thought it might be my preference, as I'd likely play in the higher register moreso than in the lower, and a drop tuner on the lowest string would at least get me to a low D. I just don't know if the varying scale lengths of the 5 string would permit this? Would appreciate your thoughts on the matter.
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[quote="Phatzbomb":1z26bm3g] I just don't know if the varying scale lengths of the 5 string would permit this? Would appreciate your thoughts on the matter.[/quote:1z26bm3g] +1 :?: I'd like to know too. I could definitely envision GAS for a EADGC Super J5 in the future.
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A Super J would work very well tuned EADGC. Better than any bass I can think of.
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Man that is great news!! Like getting a whole new Dingwall for the price of new C string! Thanks!!
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Makes sense, really, the varied scale-length should give you a rocking E string and nice, singing C string as well! EG
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[quote="evilgus":2xi381lg]Makes sense, really, the varied scale-length should give you a rocking E string and nice, singing C string as well! EG[/quote:2xi381lg] I BEAD'ed one of my P basses with out any issue. Also piccolo-ed my Danelectro Longhorn once. Like Sheldon said, I imagine any Dingwall would work well with alternate stringing. Mark
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The only issue would be the stock nut slots would be too large. If you're ordering a new bass, you could special order it setup for EADGC. Otherwise, look into having the nut replaced.
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":3j0afzf9]The only issue would be the stock nut slots would be too large. [/quote:3j0afzf9] I overlooked the nut. Not something to be considered on a whim when changing strings, more of a committment! Also good to know. Thanks Sheldon
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I wanted to do this on my combustion bass, but I would have trouble finding strings that long. There out there, I just gotta order them. I too play more on the upper registers, and like the sound of it. I've heard Norm Stockton play his 7 string and he can compete with some guitars! :shock: If/when you do this, let us all know, and I'll do the same.
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A 6-string DW set would fit the bill, of course. I'm sure you could hold on to the low B or put it up here -- bound to be a few folks who just want that string.
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Just by looking at it, using DW strings would be cutting it REALLY close, on my bass anyway. I might try it with my old strings when I replace them.
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