i'm really enjoying these thick a$$ strings on my short scale bass. it originally had (i think).090's on it, and i got alot of fret buzz. I noticed that the nut was cut. I opted to try bigger gage string and worked out great. I could have done the glue on the nut thing, but i'm impatient. Tehy definitely give me the deep tone that usually gets lost in short scale basses.