Just like.. yesterday I got new strings. Ernie Ball® Custom Guage® roundwound. (G-E guage) 40, 60, 70, 90. I don't think ther is much of a difference ( in guage) from the oringal ones that came wiht the bass, but they sure do feel a lot better! They only cost me around $26 too! Just thought I'd let yah know..