It is possible to convert your right-handed U-bass to a left-handed instrument, but we recommend purchasing a left-handed U-Bass. We have left-handed models both fretted and fretless in our Solid Spruce Top Line, and a left-handed All Solid Mahogany fretted
Modifying a right-handed U-Bass requires extensive structural changes and will void your instrument’s warranty. This conversion should only be attempted by a skilled stringed instrument repair technician. Here are the steps necessary to complete the conversion.
Re-drilling the bridge holes to the proper size to accept the restringing of the bass strings. They will each be a very different size.
Rebuilding the tuners so that the posts are in the proper place. (The E post has a larger string post slot than the other three.)
The nut must be replaced. This includes removing the old one, gluing in a new one, and then having the nut slots properly set up. The U-Bass nut cannot be flip-flopped as the slots slant downward away from the fretboard. Please note that this will require having a new nut custom made as left handed replacements are not available.
The side dot markers will be facing away from view upon completion of the left-handed conversion.