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Old 2006-06-08, 01:05
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Question just wondering...

How much should it cost to get your bass set up for lower tunings if you take it to a guitar tech? I'm thinking of getting a four string tuned BEAD and I know they would have to widen the nut and adjust the truss rod considerably, among a few other things . I always hear people talk about how they got their instrument "set up" but i dont think ive heard somone mention how much it should cost...
 
Old 2006-06-08, 01:19
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depends on the tech obviously You'll need to buy strings for a 5 string set, and im guessing it'll cost more than a regular truss rod adjustment.
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Old 2006-06-08, 01:25
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well....yeah but im wondering what is a reasonable amount so i know im not getting ripped off.
 
Old 2006-06-09, 07:24
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I used to do these things for a living, you will most likely need a completely new nut plus a setup with the new strings. A setup includes adjusting action, intonation, and making any necessary trussrod adjustments. At most it will run you about $100.
 
Old 2006-06-09, 19:09
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hmm.......makes sense, thanks a lot man. I think this thread has outlasted its usefulness now, so please have it closed.
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