What are the stock string gauges on an Icon ~2014?

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What are the stock string gauges on an Icon ~2014?

Postby RDF » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:52 am

I'm a savage and haven't changed my strings since I received this bass in late 2014. It's a 4-string, fretted (round-wound) Icon. The site says they use Dunlop super brights but don't tell of the gauge. Any one know what the stock gauges are?

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Re: What are the stock string gauges on an Icon ~2014?

Postby spudmunkey » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:18 am

I don't believe they used Dunlop super brights in 2014. Back then, and I could be wrong, but I believe they used LaBella strings. I don't know what kind, though.

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Re: What are the stock string gauges on an Icon ~2014?

Postby gumbynotpokey » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:13 am

LaBella is right.

.040
.060
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Re: What are the stock string gauges on an Icon ~2014?

Postby RDF » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:28 am

Thanks for the response! Time to brighten up the ol' Icon...

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Re: What are the stock string gauges on an Icon ~2014?

Postby gumbynotpokey » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:45 am

RDF wrote:Thanks for the response! Time to brighten up the ol' Icon...


Original strings from that time to this - and new ones now? You're gonna think that bass turned into a piano! :)
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Re: What are the stock string gauges on an Icon ~2014?

Postby RDF » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:38 pm

Yup, I was recording the other day and it sounded ridiculously dull so I knew it was time. It just doesn't get as much love as my guitars do. One thing... .40-.100 seems to be on the light side of bass strings. Is it just a Carvin/Kiesel thing to setup new basses with light gauges?

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Re: What are the stock string gauges on an Icon ~2014?

Postby spudmunkey » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:56 pm

They are medium light-ish. They also had 45-105.

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Re: What are the stock string gauges on an Icon ~2014?

Postby Koshchei » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:44 am

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