#1
I mean... would the guitar just snap in half from the pressure? I was just looking at guitar string gauges and now I'm curious. How thick is too thick?
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#2
I wouldn't try it.

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#3
What kind of guitar do you have?

There was some band back in the mid 90's that did a thing like this. It was a guitar player and drummer but I can't remember their name.

If you have a cheapo guitar you'll ruin your neck. I would be hesitant to do this eve with a Gibson with a mahogany neck.

Plus you'll have to modify your bridge to make the strings fit and also your nut and maybe even your tuning pegs.
#4
well, have you ever sen a bass? the strings are MUCH thicker then on a guitar. also the bass strings are longer. even if you cut the strings down, it wont intonate right. and the neck cannot handle the pressure of the strings enough to make sound. not to mention that the pickups would go out of wack by it and they strings could never fit into the bridge.

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#5
Presidents of the United States of America, anyone?

You'd need a massive truss rod adjustment, and you'd probably need to mess with the nut and bridge, but it could work.
#6
I think the bridge would come off. Especially if it's like a cheap tremolo or something.
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#7
no im not talking about presidents of the united states. there was a band of two guys way before them and the guy made a weird bass/guitar thing.
#8
bro just buy a 6-string bass

because that what it comes down too eventually if u put it like that
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#9
Oh, I didn't say I was going to, no, I'm fine with my Super Slinkys. I just wanted to know what would happen. So apparently Presidents of the United States of America have done this? I'm going to go look this stuff up.
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What kind of guitar do you have?

There was some band back in the mid 90's that did a thing like this. It was a guitar player and drummer but I can't remember their name.


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#11
maybe, although that doesn't ring a bell. oh well, ill probably never remember. i recall reading an article in musician magazine
#12
i did it once cus i snaped a string and needed one for practice and didnt have any laying around. seeing as i tuned to b standard i just took the g string from a bass and put it on my el cheapo epiphone sg. i didnt care if it ****ed it up or not, but it did work. i dont recomend it though.
#13
Your dumb.

Bass strings wouldn't even fit through the string space openings on the bridge, much less the tuning pegs.
#14
i dunno... i dont think itll snap your guitar, i mean A. the strings on a bass are loose, but B. the scale length of a guitar is like significantly shorter so to tune those bass strings on a guitar like a bass itll be even less tension. it probably will sound terrible though, the pickups wont be right and im guessing itll rattle and buzz to no end.
and yea, youd need to fit your bridge and saddle and likely tuning pegs for it.
#15
no, just.... no
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#16
If your guitar is cheap dont do it but if your guitar is really really really expensive you
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What kind of guitar do you have?

There was some band back in the mid 90's that did a thing like this. It was a guitar player and drummer but I can't remember their name.

If you have a cheapo guitar you'll ruin your neck. I would be hesitant to do this eve with a Gibson with a mahogany neck.

Plus you'll have to modify your bridge to make the strings fit and also your nut and maybe even your tuning pegs.


The band you're thinking of is Local H. They did the song 'Born To Be Down', but I think the guitarist/vocalist just managed to install a bass pup into the neck position of his guitar and set the pickup designation to the middle configuration, so he used both the bass pup and the guitar pup at the same time. I say think because I can't say for certain if I read this in an official interview or if I picked it up on Wikipedia or something.

I know that Presidents of the United States did something in this vein by taking the bottom two strings from a bass and fitting them into the guitar and then the top three strings from a guitar and fitting them on to a bass, or something of that sort. It sounds gimmicky, but all the same, hey, way to buck the norm, I suppose.
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#18
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also the bass strings are longer. even if you cut the strings down, it wont intonate right.


Wrong, string length has nothing to do with intonation, it's the scale length of the guitar itself that affects the intonation of an instrument.

If your truss rod could handle it and you somehow managed to fit the strings on then you would have some beastly tone.
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#19
I got some Zakk Wyld Boomers on mine. I tink the top string is .60 i think and i know the largest gauge i can find for a guitar is .72
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#21
I suppose a thin bass string could be relevant to a thick guitar string.
But otherwise, although you've said you were only curious, I wouldn't unless you're planning on doing some serious work on the guitar.