In my never ending search to find strings for my instruments , I have found a source for 40 " length .010 , .009 ,.008 and .007 strings . The .009 and .007 work great for the bb and eb strings on my 9 string . They bend quite easily . i don't know about you ,but finding these strings has been time consuming. Please email me if you want to buy some. They are about 80 cents a string.