I know, I know. I'm an impulse buyer. I bought an 8 string Maestro bass on ebay for cheap. Just something to play with till I can afford a Conklin. Anyway when it arrived it was tuned E A D G A C A C. When I tried to tune the E down to B it was very floppy. So I'm guessing that I need to buy a set of strings so I can tune it to F# B E A D G C F. Now it's 34 inch from nut to bridge. And passive, So I'm wondering what strings to get. I bought this bass to learn how to tap and I don't plan on spending a whole lot of money on it but I do want it to sound good. So can anyone tell me a brand and sizes to get?