I've had my Ibanez BTB675 bass now for just short of two months. I think I've grown into it nicely. I had changed the strings two weeks in and went for DR Pure Blues 45-125 as a starting place. I always felt that the low B was sort of useless once I got above E on that B string. DR was kind enough to send me a PB 130 to try and I put it on, tuned it up, made a small tweak on the truss rod, changed the string height a hair and intonated it. Sound wise, such a difference. I actually have tone coming from that string. Open the strings all have similar timbre. I guess I should count my blessings, but feel wise I'm not feeling much difference besides the general width of the string itself. I guess low strings are low tension. I expected it to be harder on the left hand (which I'm concerned about due to arthritis), but I'm not really feeling any significant difference in playability, but I can hear an improvement in tone. Is that because the Ibby has a 35" scale length? What am I missing?