#1
Turning a Guitar into a Bass ??

How hard is this going to be let take tele or LP and replaced the pickup with Bass one changed the strings etc.

I know the scale going to be shorter but apart from that how hard is it going to be .
#2
What's the point?
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#4
no offense but that sounds like a terrible idea.....i thought this would be more like "what affects could help turn your guitar into a bass sound?" which is something i would personally like to know.
#5
Prolly wont work, there is a hella lot of tension with bass strings, that why the neck is usually really thick and long. It'll prolly snape the headstock or the neck, or mabey even your bridge, if you can even fit a bass string through the bridge.
#6
you obviously don't have any knowledge in the field of guitar luthierie to warrant such a project, so please don't destroy a perfectly good guitar because you wanted a cheap alternative to a bass. Tone would be decent at best, and the scale would be very short for a bass, I would NOT recommend you do this, and just buy/build a bass yourself.
#7
Because I have Gibson 1958 Les Paul Standard in really bad condition, no strings no tuning keys etc and I wanna it fix up and turn into a bass as I always wanted one and got hold one found it in charity shop for £80 (I don't think they knew how much it was worth), I know the logical thing is to fix up into guitar and sell it. But i'm a Bass player.
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you obviously don't have any knowledge in the field of guitar luthierie to warrant such a project, so please don't destroy a perfectly good guitar because you wanted a cheap alternative to a bass. Tone would be decent at best, and the scale would be very short for a bass, I would NOT recommend you do this, and just buy/build a bass yourself.


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#9
Please don't do this and just send me the guitar instead.
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Because I have Gibson 1958 Les Paul Standard .....and I wanna it fix up and turn into a bass... found it in charity shop for £80



I smell a troll. IF not that, whatever it is is pretty retarded to want to convert a perfectly good guitar into a bass...
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I smell a troll. IF not that, whatever it is is pretty retarded to want to convert a perfectly good guitar into a bass...
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#12
Please don't turn the guitar into a bass! Sell the guitar, even though it's in really bad condition you will still get a lot of money for it.
#13
Quote by LJY2731
no offense but that sounds like a terrible idea.....i thought this would be more like "what affects could help turn your guitar into a bass sound?" which is something i would personally like to know.


I just found a patch for my digitech rp90 that does exactly this...
Turns the guitar's signal into a bass sounding signal... it's epic.


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no offense but that sounds like a terrible idea.....i thought this would be more like "what affects could help turn your guitar into a bass sound?" which is something i would personally like to know.


I think using a detune or an octave generator to generate one octave down, and turn that sound up and the guitar's sound off.
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#15
Can we see a pic of your '58 LP?

I love vintage guitars, and I'm sure a whole heap of other on here would love to see your beautiful '58 LP.
#16
well if you have a 58 les paul I will personally kick you in the neck if you change it into a bass. Also If you want to turn that tele you were talking about into a bass. Buy (or build) a bass neck, route the neck pocket, and bolt that bad boy on. You will also have to replace the bridge, buy tuners get new pups, modify the pickgaurd. Soooo just buy a bass.
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#17
The worst Idea i have heard ever! if you really do have a 58 les paul ...YOU DON'T DESERVE IT FOR EVEN THINKING ABOUT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I got Bass my main bass is fender Jazz aerodyne

If you have a bass, why would you even consider doing this? The only possible result is a less playable, arguably inferior bass when compared to your current one, at the cost of mutilating a perfectly good guitar
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I just found a patch for my digitech rp90 that does exactly this...
Turns the guitar's signal into a bass sounding signal... it's epic.


Nah its just an Octaver.

It octavates your sound and eliminates the sound of the real strings, just what you are playing and an octave lower.
My digitech RP250 does the same, but it isnt THAT epic
#23
The guitarist from Local H apparently uses bass pickups on the 2 lowest strings of his guitar and runs their ouput separately and to an octaver and the 2 outputs to a bass amp and a guitar amp. But that's all not for certain and debated a lot.

Why don't you try something like that instead, but do it on a crappy strat knockoff or something.
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Nah its just an Octaver.

It octavates your sound and eliminates the sound of the real strings, just what you are playing and an octave lower.
My digitech RP250 does the same, but it isnt THAT epic


No, the rp90 doesn't have an octaver.


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http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/1110856422043636002QGJBHm

there ya go. A picture of a Local H mod one guy did to his ibanez. Separate outputs and everything.
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