I enjoy playing melodic solo pieces and I've recently been toying with an interesting tuning. It's a short scale (30") tuned in fifths from G to E (G D A E from thickest to thinnest), starting with the G right above standard tuning low E. For now I just took a regular 5-string set, tossed the low B, and "made it work" with the 4 high strings. It sounds cool but it's not an ideal setup (low G is a little floppy, high E is way too tight) and I doubt it's great for the neck. I'm going to use Circle K and buy individual strings, and I was hoping someone could help me figure out which string gauges I should buy, as I'm a rookie when it comes to this sort of thing. So, what string gauges would be ideal for tuning a 30" scale 4-string bass in fifths, G-D-A-E? Thank you!