Originally Posted by Ed Miller
a tic-tac bass is a baritone guitar tuned b to b. I picked up my Dano Baritone for 275 bucks used back at the height of Dano Fever. I would think you could find one comparable for a similar price as the bass.
actually, tic-tac bass is tuned e-e an octave below a guitar on a 30" scale. Baritone is tuned b-b or sometimes a-a on a scale length somewhere around 27"
In the early days they used the tic-tac to double the acoustic bass part - hence the lower tuning.
A good few years ago I converted an old Japanese short scale bass to tic-tac and it worked pretty good. I then saw a Jerry Jones which I had to have - this was a few years before the cheap Danno reissues.
Nowadays there are a few reasonably priced tic-tacs and baritones on the market as well as used Danno reissues so doesn't seem much point modifying a 4 string bass.