Hey, I've recently purchased a 5-string Peavey Mellinium bass. On my 4-string, I use D'addario Medium Gauge Chromes (.105-.50) so when I got the Peavey I went ahead and put the same strings on it and purchased a .132 B-string to match. The problem is that the B-string does not fit through the bass's string-through body or through the bridge. After fiddling with it for some time, I realized that it was very close. Close enough that if the silk on the ball end of the string was gone, it would slide right in. Is there any harm in removing the silk? Just a innocent question... I looked to see if a smaller gauge B-string was available from D'addario, but there isn't. What other manufacturer might be able to supply me with a B-string that would be similar enough to not stick out like a sore thumb and be a better fit for my bass? Any other potential solutions are welcome.