I've had my first bass for about 6 months and at this point the strings really need to be changed. It's an Ibanez with 22 frets and 2 pickups, one at the bridge and one near the neck (some of the same model have only one pickup). It came in a package I got. The instructions say I should get strings with .045-.105 gauges. For anyone familiar with this kind of beginner Ibanez bass, I would like to know what kind of strings should I get - flatwound, roundwound, tapercore, halfwound? I really don't know what works best with this kind of bass and what would be recommended for it.