A while back I bought some Spector stainless strings off ebay and really liked how they felt and sounded on my ReBop. It's now time to change strings and I've run out of my ebay supply. I bought some strings directly from Spector but I don't think I can use them. The stainless strings Spector sells now are "exposed core" so the part that goes over the bridge is the size of the G string at every string. So here's the questions... What is the advantage of "exposed core" strings? Since my bass is set up for "normal" strings will I have to setup my bass (reset action and intonation) to be able to use these strings? I'm thinking the answer to number 2 is a yes. With that being the case can someone recomend a decent set of stainless strings that won't break the bank? Anyone need some exposed core stainless Spector strings for a 5-string? I have two sets I can't use. Thanks for the help guys.