#1
i'm building a 30" scale guitar, but i'll be using strings from a fender VI bass.

for those of you who don't know, the fender VI was a bass issued back in 61', but it was more of a guitar. it was tuned E to E, and had .25 strings, but was tuned an octave lower than a standard six string guitar.

now i'm wondering if i can build it to a 25.5 scale instead, or will the strings be too loose???

also, the fender VI's had a fender tremolo system on em, like that of a mustang, but i hate those whammies, so i might use an OFR if possible, but i might have to file out the saddles a bit to hold the thicker strings. if there's anything that might stop me with that, let me know, and i'll have to resort to a kahler 6 string bass tremolo.

i wouldn't mind having a 30" scale, but i'd really prefer a 25.5" scale.

just let me know what you think, and tell me if this all seems logical.

thanks
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#2
Slightly off topic but are guitar and bass 1 or 2 octaves apart? Because if theyre one thensurely a Guitar tuned that low would sound like a bass and we all now chords that low and bass sound like crap?
#3
i'm pretty sure it's one octave, and if it sounds bad, i'll get it feitenized
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#4
one octave , tune a guitar that low, and you're basically strumming air
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#5
^i'm not sure you understood correctly. i'll be using strings twice as thick as a standard guitar, and possibly a 30" scale for backup, along witha buzz feiten system nut just incase.
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