Originally Posted by Lemon Of Troy
Maybe a string that's designed for downtuning, but tune them to standard. Like DR DDT.
I don't think this is a great idea. Those strings are meant for BEAD tuning, I'm pretty sure. I had a set of those and tuned them up to C standard and they were ridiculously tight. You'd end up breaking something before tuning them to E standard. Plus you'd need to get the nut on your bass modified to take the thicker string.
I like tight strings too, and just recently started using D'Addario Pro Steels 50 or 55-110 for standard tuning. They're not too bad, but there's probably tighter options out there. I think Hex Core strings are supposed to be tighter than normal, of which DR has a few options.