#1
now, as title says im converting an old strat to be a baritone guitar in A, as i want to gt as close to the sound of the Fender Bass VI
iv ordered the heaviest ernie balls i could (0.12-0.56 i thnk) and was just wondering is puting these on all i need to do ????
and has anbody else out there done this before?
thnks
#2
Make sure you get the truss rod adjusted to accommodate the new tension.
#3
i'm sure baritone guitars have a longer scale length than usual guitars, although saying that fender guitars have longer scale length than most guitars.

EDIT: that was no help at all, so i found some links for you:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baritone_guitar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scale_length#Electric_guitar

a larger scale length would allow you to tune lower without the strings slacking as much as on a 'usual' guitar.
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#4
cheers for links makes sense relli i spose, i was also wondering, wud it work putting fender bass vi strings on said old guitar, cuz i relli love tht bass bt dnt have £5000 :/ thnks
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another gd point i shall search aroundfor a replacment bass vi bridge thn (Y)


You cant just make a guitar a bass. Basses have thicker strings. Therefor they need a thicker fretboard so strings arent so close. It wont work pal. Because also for bass strings you'll need bass machine heads