Ibanez SRC6 Crossover 6-String Question

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  1. MaxOfMetal

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    An RG9C should work, but I doubt it's significantly smaller than a bass case. Might have to take it to some shops and try cases out.

    Cases are made to protect, outer dimensions are rarely considered.
     
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    I actually found a case that most likely fits the measurements AND fits the SCR - Gators JAG-case (wood deluxe). Inner measurements are big enough for the bass and outer measurements a lot smaller than your normal bass/ERG case. Had to order it online, though, so can't be absolutely sure yet. I'll report here when I get it. :)
     
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    Can you report back on how the SRC6 fits in this case? I'm intersted in one of these instruments, but I'd like to get a hardcore for it?

    On a related note, does anyone know if Gator's baritone guitar case fits nicely?

    Gator Deluxe ABS Molded Case - Extra Long Baritone Guitar | Sweetwater.com
     
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    I realized this is the case I have for my schecter 8. Let's do a test fit...

    The upper horn of the src6 does not fit. It would with a modification to the foam padding, which would probably be ugly.

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    One more question about the SRC6:

    I'm not a big fan of Cosmo Black. Since I would likely replace the tuners with lightweight models anyway, I might as well change the bridge to a different color. Does anyone know if other Ibanez bridges are direct replacements for the Tight End bridge on the SRC6?
     
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    Great. Thanks.
     
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    Do you have a part number for those strings? I understand that the Tapered boomers might work but I can't seem to find anything other than large scale? I'm a bit of a newb so you'll have to bare with me. Thanks in advance!
     
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    If IRC, they were the A and D string from a GHS .115 - .50 set, working as the E and A string for the SRC. I can't check anymore because the bass moved on a while ago.
     
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    Has anyone tried putting "normal" guitar strings on the SRC6? Would it work? Just curious to see if it could double as an electric guitar with, say .46 as the lower E. Would it be too floppy?
     
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    Never done it and wouldn't even consider it. They were quite floppy enough using the stock .084 as the low E (E1) and I'm happy with current .095 replacement from La Bella's.

    But what do you mean by "it could double as an electric guitar"? You 'd like it to be tuned E1-A1-D2-G2-B2-E3 just as standard SRC6 tuning and also could be tighten up to electric guitar standard E2-A2-D3-G3-B3-E4 tuning?
     
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    Sorry, maybe I was a bit unclear. What I was thinking was tuning to E2-A2-D3-G3-B3-E4 with thinner guitar strings. Kind of like a piccolo 6-string bass.

    (Been looking for a guitar with a bridge placed close to the bottom like the SRC6 (like most bass guitars actually), but there are few options.)
     
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    soooo you want a standard tuned E guitar, but on a 30" scale?

    the reason why the bridge is so close to the edge of the body (like basses are), is because the longer scale lenght required, so the guitar/bass body wont be too huge either. Only way you could find that on a standard guitar is with a headless model as the body is smaller to acces the tunners of the bridge. If I understand your post corectly, then this is your way to go. This Ibanez has too big of a scale lenght in order to be usefull for a standard E tuning guitar. Unless you like humongous amounts of tension, even with a set of 9's
     
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    You are probably right. And the fret size might be too big for guitar-like chords and such.

    Too bad I have such a hard time with the look and feel of headless guitars... :(
     
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    as mentioned by @A-Branger, you'd get too much of tension, in case you are using usual guitar gauges .010-.046.

    But come to think of it... the standard gauge for the D2 string on the SRC6 is .056 and its high E3 string is .024. So... maybe... just maybe... a .010-.046 set would still be usable on the SRC6 tuned E2-A2-D3-G3-B3-E4... or maybe using .008-038 set.
     
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    Yes this is very possible. I did it with my squire bass VI when I first got it just to see and I loved it. Eventually I put the original strings back on, but moved the A string to the E slot and shifted the whole guitar up a string then threw an .009 string on the high e and tuned it to Ab standard(Ab-ab) like standard down 4 whole steps. I have the src6 as well but prefer to keep it in the "standard" short scale 6 string bass tuning of E1-e3.
     
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    ohmanthisiscool

    That’s cool! But how does the fret size feel in "guitar-mode"? Too big for chords and finger style playing? Or OK?
     
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    alwaysnew that could work certainly, with a .008 set, depending on what tension you like. A longer scale reduces perceived tension so it may be fine. If still too tight you could always create a custom lighter set using a .007 on top (D'Addario NYXL .007s are good, strong and probably help by sounding 'thicker'). If all else fails detune a bit.

    I don't understand the issue with fret size, jumbo frets only help, they don't hinder chords or fingerstyle play. There's a reason metal-focussed guitars tend to have jumbo frets. Less flesh contact with fretboard means more force on the strings and cleaner chording.
     

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