Fretless VB4 with Piccolo strings

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Fretless VB4 with Piccolo strings

Postby hairy tongue hairdo » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:55 am

Has anyone out there put Piccolo strings on a VB4 34 " scale bass? If so, did you tune it EADG, what was the tension/ action like? I spoke with Mike who said it can be done, Just wondering what the satisfaction rating would be with this kind of setup. Thanks for any help.

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Re: Fretless VB4 with Piccolo strings

Postby gumbynotpokey » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:15 pm

would that be a fretless guitar? i know a player who does jazz and runs flatwounds, and plays through a bass amp.....it's a richer guitar timbre overall....
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Re: Fretless VB4 with Piccolo strings

Postby Toptube » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:12 pm

Brian Bromberg strings one of his B24 sig models with piccolo strings. He did a Jimmy Hendricks tribute album a couple years ago, and used it extensively for the guitar parts.

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Re: Fretless VB4 with Piccolo strings

Postby gumbynotpokey » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:10 am

Toptube wrote:Brian Bromberg strings one of his B24 sig models with piccolo strings. He did a Jimmy Hendricks tribute album a couple years ago, and used it extensively for the guitar parts.


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Re: Fretless VB4 with Piccolo strings

Postby hairy tongue hairdo » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:47 am

Thanks everybody. It would be a fretless bass. Just not sure I want to go forward with it now. Still need to think about it. Thanks again.


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