the music stores i have a chance to go to every once in a while do not have any flatwounds for a 5-string, and the 2 internet sites i go to dont have any (americanmusical.com does not have them, and musiciansfriend.com has a wait for like 2-4 weeks) so does anyone else know a website where i could get a piar? and what are some good brands. good brands not great brands i dont want to pay a hole lot. by the way, i am still using the Carvin (yes carvin) strings that came with my bass. so the quicker i can get them the better. thanks.