#1
People have been telling me to do this, and I admit, it would be much cheaper. But, would it work for most basses, and if so, what would it take to do it?

Thanks.
#3
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Pull a Hendrix.


A bit late for that, unfortunately.
#5
yer man, literally string it backwards and then alter the bridge and nut

you would have to alter the internation on the bridge
and probably take the nut out and put it in backwards (i guess)
#6
It would be a case of replacing the nut as to fit the strings in reverse. Apart from this, it depends on the bass, something like a Razorback bass would be horrible to play in reverse, but some others may be okay. One thing you'll have to watch out for is neck dive caused by the bottom horn being the larger when flipped.
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#8
When you factor in a nut replacement, it is definately easier and probably cheaper to just get the store to order in a lefty bass.
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#9
won't the volume and tone knobs get in your way?
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#10
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People have been telling me to do this, and I admit, it would be much cheaper. But, would it work for most basses, and if so, what would it take to do it?

Thanks.


Here's how you do it

Step 1. Sell current bass

Step 2. Buy Lefty bass

Step 3. Play lefty bass


Serioulsy tho, it would be much easier to just buy a lefthanded bass, cos if you get someone profesional to do it it'll cost ya, and if you do it yourself, it'll still cost ya and you run the risk of totally f*ucking it up
#11
Its not hard to do...
take off nut, flip it around, reinsert nut.
adjust intonation and add a strap holder to the lower (now upper) horn and your set.
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#12
dont flip strings. i dont. it makes it more fun. having your strings backwards.
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#13
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Pull a Hendrix.


You mean die?
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Its not hard to do...
take off nut, flip it around, reinsert nut.
adjust intonation and add a strap holder to the lower (now upper) horn and your set.


Apart from the fact the nuts are often sloped slightly to improve contact at the point of fret 0. Flip it around and it will have horrible contact.
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#15
You can't just take off the nut flip it around and glue it back in. This would **** up your intonation because the pinch point of the strings is a 1/4 of an inch further back...