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#1
right, im covering this song called full nelson by limp bizkit and i need to use a bass string as the fatest string, can i put a bass string on a electric guitar?
are bass strings any different apart from the thickness?
#2
I don't think that would fit too well through the bridge and nut of your guitar. You'd probably have to make some irreversible changes to it. Wouldn't recommend it. There isn't another way to get the sound?
#3
Will put a lot of tension on the neck, but should be doable with a truss rod adjustion
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#4
How low is the lowest note in the song?

Bass strings have bigger balls/bullets/rings/retainers too. The .65 bass string on my 7 string sits outside the guitar, all the others sit properly.

It required slightly filing the nut wider, from the .56 that was in before, but .56 is floppy and loose as hell at B, let alone G#.
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#5
its F#2 on the bottom string
its only for one song, would it really affect the guitar if i take out one string and put it a bass string?
is it that much tension for one string?
:/
#6
It's the size of the string, it's not gonna fit in the slot in the nut without expanding it. And, if you expand it and switch back to 09-46s or something it'll rattle around.
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#7
i dont mind if it wont fit in the saddle just sit on top of it for the song dat would do for one song, but wat about the machine heads would it fit through them?
#9
Wait, from your other thread, it seems like you don't tune down for that song, you tune up one semitone, from E->F#.

It looks like the guitar is tuned to C# standard, with the low C# tuned to match the string above it. You need a skinny (42 or so) string, not a heavier string.
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#11
@STABxYOU
the tuning for the song is F#, F#, B, E, G#, C#
now if i tune to that the bottom 2 strings sound the same
if i try go octave lower then dat the string rattles and sounds wrong and loose

@pepsi1187
i need a bass string coz im covering a song dat uses a bass string and i want the cover to sound right...
#12
Quote by dareheaven
@STABxYOU
the tuning for the song is F#, F#, B, E, G#, C#
now if i tune to that the bottom 2 strings sound the same
if i try go octave lower then dat the string rattles and sounds wrong and loose


Because, they're supposed to be the same note, not an octave apart. At least based on your other thread.
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#13
i realise that but it wouldnt sound as the same note if it was a bass string...
thats my point, so you reacon it would work?
#14
its more trouble then its worth if you ask me. if you want to spend money on a bass string and replace it each time you play it.. go for it. youll probably end up screwing up something on your guitar but go for it.
#15
Yes, it would work, but... it wouldn't be the right tuning anymore.

Proper:
F#2, F#2, B2, E3, G#3, C#4
With a bass string:
F#1, F#2, B2, E3, G#3, C#4
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#16
Quote by pepsi1187
its more trouble then its worth if you ask me. if you want to spend money on a bass string and replace it each time you play it.. go for it. youll probably end up screwing up something on your guitar but go for it.


Or he could... you know... save the bass string afterwards... as crazy as that sounds.
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#17
its not dat much ill just get a cheap set its only for one song rly, and STABxYOU you say it wouldnt be the right tuning anymore, how can you say that when i only told you the tuning is F#, F#, B, E3, G#, C#, how did you work it out that the correct tuning is F#2, F#2, B2, E3, G#3, C#4
#18
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Or he could... you know... save the bass string afterwards... as crazy as that sounds.


I don't believe I said throw it away, I said replace. As in replacing it on and off the guitar
#19
I'm calling troll...
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#21
Dude, don't be such an idiot. Keep guitar strings on a guitar.
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#22
thats why im askin, god, how about answering, can this damage my guitar?
is the tension dat high that it could screw the guitar up?
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I suspect troll too. Unless he's run out of good bands to cover.
#26
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thats why im askin, god, how about answering, can this damage my guitar?
is the tension dat high that it could screw the guitar up?


i believe most of us said that yes it can screw your guitar up
#28
You don't need a bass string to tune a guitar string up. It wont work, it's a bad idea, don't do it.
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#29
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its not dat much ill just get a cheap set its only for one song rly, and STABxYOU you say it wouldnt be the right tuning anymore, how can you say that when i only told you the tuning is F#, F#, B, E3, G#, C#, how did you work it out that the correct tuning is F#2, F#2, B2, E3, G#3, C#4


Based on your other, related thread.
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#30
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Honestly, you could wind up wrecking your guitar.

Save up and buy a bass.


Actually using a .70 or so bass string wouldn't wreck his guitar, to tune it down to F# (matching an 8 string's lowest string), it would be fine, just flubby sounding.
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#31
Quote by dareheaven
more limp haters?
hate good music all u want mate


Limp Bizkit's music is ridiculously bad.

The fact that they play in drop-x and experimental tunings unnecesarrily givers me the impression they're a bunch of pretentious douchebags too.

Buy a bass.
#32
I don't think it's worth the trouble just for one song.
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#33
Quote by lukeylynch
Limp Bizkit's music is ridiculously bad.

The fact that they play in drop-x and experimental tunings unnecesarrily givers me the impression they're a bunch of pretentious douchebags too.

Buy a bass.


Actually, I'd say Wes Borland's use of experimental tunings is their only redeeming quality. And, quite certainly Fred Durst isn't pretentious, it's hard to be pretentious when you can't even spell the word.
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#34
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Actually, I'd say Wes Borland's use of experimental tunings is their only redeeming quality. And, quite certainly Fred Durst isn't pretentious, it's hard to be pretentious when you can't even spell the word.


His guitarwork sounds pretty generic to me. I guess he's the one I'm calling pretentious. He's like The Edge of nu metal.
#35
Quote by lukeylynch
His guitarwork sounds pretty generic to me. I guess he's the one I'm calling pretentious. He's like The Edge of nu metal.


Only the Edge sucks. Wes Borland should slap Fred Durst's wigger ass, then join Deftones
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#37
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any chance in an answer how?
is it the increase in the tension for the neck?

It has been said repeatedly that the nut on the guitar would have to be filed down for the thicker string to fit; have you actually been reading all the responses?
#38
Ya know what the real problem is?


You're playing a Limp Bizkit (or however the **** they spell it) song....
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#39
ppl think its insane to do this and too much trouble
changing one string isnt much trouble and doesnt require change in instrument
you know what your problem is ppl?
giving a ****
you give a **** about what i play
well i dont give a **** that you care
ill play my fav bands music
and yea i ave been readin but only a few answered wat i asked not directly to the question anyway, cheers STABxYOU
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#40
Quote by dareheaven
ppl think its insane to do this and too much trouble
changing one string isnt much trouble and doesnt require change in instrument
you know what your problem is ppl?
giving a ****
you give a **** about what i play
well i dont give a **** that you care
ill play my fav bands music
and yea i ave been readin but only a few answered wat i asked not directly to the question anyway, cheers STABxYOU
@lukeylynch
ur a ***
@mcraddict81592
u sound like a crack head to me


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