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Strings for Carvin SB5000?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by bigfellow, May 13, 2011.

  1. bigfellow


    May 10, 2011
    Berlin, Germany
    Hello from Germany,

    got my Carvin SB5000 yesterday and would like to ask the experienced SB5000 owner(s):

    Which strings do you use for your SB5000? Would like to have have a warm, mid range Jazz Bass Sound. So far I guess there is something like 40 - 128 (Carvin) on it.

    Additional tips concerning "sound control" are highly welcome!
    So far my (4 string) basses had passive electronic "only" and now there a some more controls to use.. :rollno:

  2. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    i am curious about this as well.
  3. DougD

    DougD Bassman7654

    Sep 19, 2002
    North Las Vegas NV
    I don't have a Carvin, but I have used DR Marcus Millers on all my basses with great success. I just bought a set of Just Strings (their house brand) and they are good too. They are kind of a cross between the feel of the DR's and the tone of D'adario Pro Steels. But these are bright / aggressive strings. They mellow with age, but some wont like the brightness. If you want warmth, go with nickel strings. DR SunBeams would be a good place to start. Also you could try Fedora diamond series.
    As for tone control. A little dab will do you. Make small adjustments until you find the tone that suits you. From what I've heard, the SB500 has a very versatile preamp, so it shouldn't be hard to find a tone you like. Watch the video series on Carvin's SB 4000 page. Carvin.com - Custom Shop :: SB4000. He does a great job of explaining the tones.
    Oh and TB rules say you have to post pictures :)
  4. funkybass


    Oct 19, 2006
    I use D'Addario xl's on mine and usually run it flat or I'll boost a little bass.

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