I started a side project and a lot of the ideas i'm coming up with involve F#-G tuning on my Carvin 6 string. I decided to get crazy and order F# string from Conklin and I'll get a 5 string set when it gets here. I guess step 1 will be see if the F# fits, I'll probably have to file down the nut if it doesn't work as many have sugguested. Offhand, does anyone have any recommendations/precautionary steps to take when doing this? other question, is that since Carvin basses have string thru body design, does anyone know if the Conklin snakeskin string will be long enough or should i cancel/contact conklin immediately?