Stringing my Carvin.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Alvaro Martín Gómez A., Nov 15, 2000.

  1. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player


    I always keep a new set of strings in my bag, so i bought the best strings available in my town: D'addarios XL-5 regular gauge. My BB75 came with Carvin strings .045, .065, .085, .105 and .128. The D'addarios are .050, .070, .085, .105 and .135. Any advice about these gauge differences? Should i get Carvin strings or are the D'addarios OK?

    Thank you.
  2. ONYX


    Apr 14, 2000
    You shouldn't have any trouble. Your bass may require a slight set-up modification with the heavier strings, but overall, you won't have any major problems.

    I would suggest that you learn how to do your own set-ups.
    It's very easy to do, just requires some patience, that's all. You'll save yourself a bundle of money as well as time.

    If you like the D'addario's better than the Carvin, by all means use them! Personally, I do not care for Carvin strings, I think they're too "springy" sounding.

    Oh yeah, welcome to TB and good luck!!!