Okay.. I see lots said about this but I need some extra advice. So, I got my first acoustic bass guitar and I ripped the frets out. The D’Addario phosphors were nasty so they had to go straight away.. then came thought about string choices (I have played Fretless electric for years but this is a different thing)... something else which complicated things nicely is that I have decided to tune in fifths as A-E-B-F”-C” (can’t find a hash key on this board) which means I need to construct sets from singles to get the right tension. So, for simplicity and because on paper it seemed a good idea I bought some D’Addario half-rounds. I won’t turn this into a rant but I’m not a fan! Strangely rough and abrasive and with a LOT of friction, I never felt anything like them and I don’t want to feel them for much longer. They also sound pretty dull. so... I looked at the GHS pressure wounds and they only do them in sets with no super lights... I need my top string very thin. I went with .130, .95, .65, .45, .30 and all except the A string (lowest on the five in this tuning) have too much tension on this bass, forcing me to tune down to a whole tone, giving me a low G which can’t resonate so well with this body.. so, if the strings are similar tension to the D’Addario halfs I probably want a .22 or something up top, which means I’ll PROBABLY ave to use a guitar string for that, but I need something totally similar to the lower strings. so, I am saying “so” a lot and this is a little more complicated than I want it to be. BASSICALLY: Is there a string manufacturer making fairly low tension strings which are available in singles and go up to extremely light gauge or into usual guitar range??? I was so into Warwick Black Label strings on my 6 string thumb that I never looked further after that point, and I’ve never used lighter strings on a bass than a .30, which would probably be the limit when built FOR bass. D’Addario seem the simple option and maybe I just have to put together a set of their roundwounds, but I was never really a fan or any of their strings on bass (I like the pro-steels for guitar). blahblahbah. Anyone with ideas of how I can set something up to a good standard with close tonal match would be really appreciated. I am also planning to install a magnetic pick-up on the acoustic so they need to be steel or nickel core (I was interested in trying nylon wound but can’t find any in high gauge singles).