Hi All, A while ago I bought a second-hand 5 string from ebay due to my new band playing in drop C tuning. The strings were dull and lifeless as expected, so I swapped the ones I could from my spare 4 stringers, but was obviously missing the low B. My local shop didn't have a lot of choice but had an old Trace Elliot .135 gauge (I think) string out the back (guess there's not a lot of call for them). Well, alarm bells rang when the winding at the stopper ring wouldn't fit through the bridge, but a bit of reading on the internet suggested the bridge hole could be drilled out! I seem to remember hammering the winding, but anyway I got it to fit through somehow... Horrible string, felt like a cable! I was expecting it to be fat but it just felt horrible and was still very dull and a bit flabby. After quite a bit of research I got hold of someone from Spector (who made the bass - Performer 5 Classic) and although he said it was a very old model, suggested .125's would have been the original B string. So, I hopped on ebay and found a super bright D'Addario XL prosteel 0.125 (Long Scale as I found a few of my other 4 string spares too short even for the other positions). Unfortunately what I didn't see was 'tapered' and although I thought it would be ok, this means both ends! So even though it is long scale the taper at one end sits in the nut and the taper at the other sits on the saddle... That's not right... So really all personal preferences about type of string aside, does anyone know what string I need to put on this guitar?! These mistakes are getting quite expensive now so I just need to make sure the string I get will a) fit through the bridge hole.... b) not have a taper that sits in the nut or on the saddle... c) will be the right scale length... d) be the right gauge for feel (I know that's personal - but the .125 although totally wrong in every other department 'feels' about right - could I go thinner?). Many thanks in advance. Kol.