I've got D'Addario round wounds on my bass, but I'm finding them a bit too thin for my tastes - especially the G string. The E string is also seems loose, which may be a set-up problem, but I'm hoping the higher gauge will tighten things up in general and make it more comfortable to play. I got the bass used, and the previous owner had EXL 190s on it, which is .040/.060/.080/.100. I've been looking at my options, and there seem to be two medium gauges I could move up to: the EXL 165SL (045/.065/.085/.105) or the EXL 160 (.050/.070/.085/.105). I'm tending towards the thicker EXL 160, but would that be too big a jump from the .040? I don't really have a style of playing, I'm still learning, but I'm playing along with all the motown and finger funk tunes I can find. I'm also starting to toy with slap. Would there be any reason to go for one over the other? I've also noticed that there's a short scale, medium scale, long scale and super long scale for the EXL 160. What the hell is that all about? My bass is a Leduc, specs here: http://pagesperso-orange.fr/leduc/oldsite/en/_pad1.htm Thanks!