For the longest time I have played 35" basses, the low B sound from them is fantastic. I just recieved my dream bass a brand new Fender American Deluxe Jazz V. I was really disapointed with the "farty-ness" of the B and that it wasn't as loud as the other 4 strings. I went through severl sets trying to find a good B to work with my new bass. I thought about using taperwound strings to get the B closer to the pickups for more volume. I bought a set of Elixers that hade a taperwound B but they dont work well. I bought a set of the Fender 8250-5m, that what my bass came with. I also want to try the Hard Rocking Steels by La Bella because the claim to have a great low B. what do you guys think?