#1
I'm considering tuning my bass BEAD, and it sounds like crap without the proper string gauges. If I used a Low B string for this, would I need to adjust the truss rod to compensate for the higher tension?
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#2
Yes. because it will concave
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#3
Yeah, there will be a few pounds extra tension, so you will need to tighten the truss rod about a half turn or so (a quarter turn at a time of course).

Don't forget you will need to file your nut slots a tad wider to accommodate the wider gauges.

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#4
Okay...I wasn't sure if the extra tension would be enough to warrant changing around the truss rod. Thanks for the help
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