#1
If I get a right-handed acoustic electric bass, what needs to be done to convert it to left handed? Is it as easy as changing the strings or is there more to it?
#2
From my limited experience, you would also have to change the nut. an e string is not gonna fit in the space of a g string. I have no idea how a g would do in the e string space. it would fit, but i don't know if you would have problems.
#5
Shouldn't be heard at all. Might want to flip your bridge too. Not sure if its necessary though. Probably not actually but the idea's still there.
#6
I am still new to bass and instruments in general so correct me if I am wrong.

Would you be able to remove the nut, and glue it back in flipped the other way around?
#7
If you go to Graph-tech's website, they have all types of nuts. Measure yours carefully, and you can find a match on their that will fit.
#8
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#9
Ya you can do it. Just get a new nut and maybe get it set up later. It would prob be a little unconfortable to play but it's do able. The bridge would be backwards, but you could prob still play it ok.
#11
Thanks guys. I know it would be easier to get a left handed bass, but I kind of short on money and right handed seems to be cheaper and easier to find.
#12
Then you will need a new nut. And to the guy who posted earlier about the bridge needing to be flipped......wouldnt work, it would either face the wrong way or be upside down
I have had experience with this with my piece of junk Dean bass, which they threw together using right handed pieces, and the only string i had problems with the bridge with was the e string, and we took a drill to the whole to make bigger guages fit.

The only problem I could forsee if you went righty is the fixes you would have to make, and not having a cutout to reach the higher frets.
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Last edited by Caltelt at Jul 8, 2009,