Ibanez SRC6 Crossover 6-String Question

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  1. Carl Kolchak

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    Yeah. They sounded fine on the clips I heard, both as a bass and as a baritone guitar.
     
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    Has anyone replaced the stock pups on theirs?
     
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    Sorry to bump a dead thread, but I have a related question.

    Do you reckon the SRC6 would be OK with tuning down to B0 - like regular six-string bass tuning? BEADGC.
    Basically, just like an SR7vii without the highest string.

    Thoughts?
     
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    You would need a huge string or a light touch. Further, the huge string would need to be okay with a string-through bridge.

    FWIW, .095 on E0 is a little loose for bass duties. B0 would need to be substantial.
     
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    The Ibanez AGB205 is a 5-string 30.3" scale bass. It uses a .145 for the low B.
     
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    ^ Yeah, that would be about right. A .130 might cut it if you are happy with more guitar like feel.
     
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    Thanks. I'd put a bass set on it so the strings would be pretty heavy. Anyone with any experience, would a bass string fit through the bridge?

    Like I said, it would be like a poor man's SR7vii because I'd absolutely love to get my hands on one of those but I very much doubt I ever will…
     
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    My $0.02 is that the Ibanez Crossover bass is win. Those are so fun to play!
     
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    Pretty sure I'll go for one and see what I can do with it.

    Can anyone who owns one confirm if bass strings will fit through the bridge?
     
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    The ferrules are only big enough to accommodate guitar strings so you'd at least have to deal with the ball ends being exposed.

    I asked a similar question not too long ago in another thread and I'm pretty sure I was told nothing bigger than a .095 or so could make it all the way through.
     
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    I hope so. I just ordered one. :D
     
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    The concern is not just the ferrules, but the fact that really big strings don't like running through the body since they don't take severe bending particularly well (which affects tuning stability, intonation, and other things).
     
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    I've been intrigued by this model for awhile, but yet to actually play one. Just seems like a little different of a flavor and approach. Might be just the thing I need to break my writers block.

    Question... what kinda strings would I need to make this play tightly tuned down a step and a half to C#? My main guitars are tuned to C# using 13-56 if that gives you any more idea... so naturally, wanna be that octave lower.

    I do have several actual basses mind you. And 3 baritone guitars.... so I'm looking at this as something between the lines so to speak. at least in feel and approach, anyway.
     
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    you would be able to with the stock strings which i'm pretty sure are d'addario bass VI strings, i would recommend getting a set with a 95 E string though. i play mine in drop D and it's just a tad floppy for me. kalium and labella make bigger strings for bass VI's
     
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    Ahh, good to know. I do tend to prefer tighter strings. My baritones, for example, are tuned to A standard, and I use 14's on them... I think the low E is like a 68 on those? Around there. And for my 25.5 scale axes, I use 13-56 for C#. But so long as I know I can get some variety in strings for these, I may start to seriously pursue one. Thanx! :yesway:
     
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    Tuning a baritone to drop B might prove slightly problematic, but since I've never tried the Ibby out, I can't say for sure. What I think though, based purely on an educated guess, based off of pictures online is that you're going to have problems at the bridge. I'm not entirely convinced that a B will fit through the saddle. It looks like its stock low E BARELY fits. There's a chance it could work if you machined out the bridge, but it would be a shame to ruin a nice piece of hardware!

    Here's a closeup I found of the bridge I found. Notice that E.

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    i believe someone already mentioned a 95 will barely fit through the bridge so i'd say that might be the limit. kalium makes plenty of bass VI varieties.
     
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    Yeah... I wasnt planning on tuning it to B though, thankfully.

    I'll save my 35" scale Traben basses for that low.

    But I feel like C# should be perfectly doable for this. i hope... cuz I'm planning on grabbing one in the next week or two
     
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    i will tune mine down to C# and let you know how it feels and sounds later on tonight or tomorrow, i'm kinda curious now lol
     
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    Oh! Very cool, thanx!
     

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