Is it worth to reverse a lefty bass?

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  1. Herberts

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    Hey guys,

    I have the opportunity to buy a very cheap bass of a friend but it is left-handed and I am right-handed. I am thinking about buying it and reversing it to right-handed by changing the nut. Does anyone have experience with it? Is it worth it or is it better to pay a little bit more and buy a right handed bass?
     
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    I suppose if the bass is stupid cheap and you can swap the nut on your own and don't mind playing it upside-down, sure, why not. I don't think I'd bother with it myself, but whatever floats your boat.
     
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    I vote not worth it. There are lots of cheap and used basses out there.
     
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    ^ same.

    not worth it. Cool you are getting a "cheap" bass, but now you are stuck with the ergonomics of a flipped bass

    plenty of cheap basses out there, if not then save a bit more

    this would make sense if you were a lefty since its hard to find a lefty bass, and it could be a good bargain to flip a right handed bass, but the other way around nope
     
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    Not worth it. In the time when there were no lefty guitars on the market, lefties had to do this. A few years have passed by since then... just saying...
     
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    What shape are we talking? I think there are a few exceptions like maybe a Firebird bass where it might be cool but for 99% of basses no, don't do it.
     

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