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MusicYo string sets VS Carvin VS Fodera.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Luis Fabara, Aug 31, 2000.


  1. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    The strings I normally use are Fodera Diamond Series 6 string pack.
    I was thinking in getting the Carvin sets.. those sell just at $45 the 3 Set box. thats just $15 for a Set, and according to Bassplayer they are good.(Strings issue.. 5 String sets)
    I was visiting MusicYo web page and found that they sell 12 SETS for just $79 !!! Thats only $6.58 per set!! I was wondering if any of you has tried this sets, or would buy and tell me if those are any good. I just cannot afford to buy Fodera's everytime.

     
  2. Deynn

    Deynn Moderator Emeritus

    Aug 9, 2000
    Iowa
    I haven't heard anything yet about the MusicYo strings. It is too bad that they don't sell sets individually, so that we could give them a try, before committing to 12 sets.
     
  3. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Well... for the price I dont think its too risky to try...
    But Im gonna buy the Carvin's this time. I need a couple of sets and Carvin seems to be a good option. Specially because those are Nickel plated. (I like Nickel)
     
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    another option would be to get a certain number of Talkbass members together and split the cost of a package of strings. Even if people live far apart (in the U.S., that is), the cost of shipping the strings wouldn't be much more than $1.50. It's just a matter of getting the people together.

    Will C.:cool:
     
  5. Deynn

    Deynn Moderator Emeritus

    Aug 9, 2000
    Iowa
    I was thinking of that too. Then we could all try them and post our results. This would be a great way to find out how they sound on different basses.
     
  6. Chris A

    Chris A Chemo sucks!

    Feb 25, 2000
    Manchester NH
    I, for one, like the Carvin strings. I should mention that they are taper-wound, though. You may need to modify your intonation to accomodate for that. I'm thinking about trying the tape wound strings that they offer one set at a time.

    Chris A.:rolleyes:
     
  7. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Lets do the Split!!!
    I already bought the Carvin Set... But will join the MusicYo spliting .

    :)
    Btw... I LIVE IN ECUADOR!! hehe South America.
    So I think someone will have to send it to me to Miami, Fl for using a Courier service thats gonna send those to me.

     
  8. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    How good are Carvin Strings???
    I bought the 0.28 0.40 0.60 0.80 1.00 1.28 Gauge...
     
  9. Chris A

    Chris A Chemo sucks!

    Feb 25, 2000
    Manchester NH
    I get the 5's. I like the heavier guage. My Washburn doesn't like the taperwoundness of them, though. But my Carvin( go figure ) really likes them. I've tried the SIT taperwound strings on it( the Carvin) and they're just a bit to buzzy on there. So, that's the scoop.

    Chris A.:rolleyes:
     
  10. Deynn

    Deynn Moderator Emeritus

    Aug 9, 2000
    Iowa
    I'm in for the split. I'll take a couple of sets to try out.
     
  11. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Eh... We are getting the Six-String package right?
    It is the Fit-All pack. (Unless you have a 7 string)
    I have only a six string bass.
     
  12. Deynn

    Deynn Moderator Emeritus

    Aug 9, 2000
    Iowa
    The six string set is cool with me....:)
     
  13. 5not4

    5not4

    Sep 7, 2000
    Flint, MI
    I've tried the Carvin sets and had about 50-50 results with them. The first set will last a long time then the next will go dead in a couple weeks. Very inconsistant.
    BTY, with the tapered ends you will have to recheck your intonation.
    They're still a good value for the price.