I'm sorta confused and I guess this is place to go???
I have 3 5 string basses and all of them need string changes. One is a 35" scale (Lakland 55-01) and the other 2 are 34's (Carvin LB 75 and G&L L2500).
After rummaging through my box of miscellaneous parts and stuff, I have 3 different unopened sets on hand and I'm trying to figure out which set will work best on each bass.
The sets are: D'Addario XL Nickel Wounds .45-130; Dean Markely Blue Steels .45-128 and DR Lo-Riders in stainless .45-125.
I was thinking about using the Lo Riders on the Lakland, the Markely's on the G&L and the D'Addario's on the Carvin.
I play modern country and almost entirely fingerstyle.
I know there are all kinds of schools of thought on the gauge of the B string versus scale length and I want to see what kind of feedback I get.
Look forward to the replies!
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Originally Posted by sarnz
you've opened every can in the worm store my friend
The LoRiders are for the 35" Lakland, because of the tension. I don't know the Carvin basses, so I can't tell. I've got a G&L L-2000 myself and I know it's sounding quite bright by itself, so it would make sense to install the Nickel wounds on the G&L.