I am having a lot of trouble finding a set of strings to fit my Ergo 5 string...the problem is with the bridge / the fifth string. The slot is not big enough to accept the fifth string from most sets. The guy at the neighborhood guitar store was able to Jam a DR hi-beam 125 into the slot, but I could barely get it out when I went to change, I mean it was super tight in that slot and that is not acceptable to me. The strings that were on the bass when I got ahold of her had a B string that actually narrowed down a bit at the ball end rather than getting fatter all the way to the ball. It fit nicely. They had some baby blue thread wound on them if that helps identify what kind of strings I'm talking about. (somebody said maybe fender strings? I thought maybe Ibenez strings?)...anyway strings that taper down at the ball end - what do they call that? Is that what is meant by taper wound (which come highly recomended by JT, so I'll look in to getting some!) HELP - and please don't tell me to go to the local guitar store and look around and ask the people there - I've done that and they don't stock anything that fits my description - they are idiots who just want to take a crack at jamming a square peg in a round hole, then after a few minutes of abusing my bass with every string they have over 105 guage they say 'jeez it doesn't fit...can't you just play it with four? maybe you could just have two 100 guages or like a 105/100/80/60/40 set or something'...the damn idiots! If I know what it is I want I can have them ordered. Somebody please help me find strings that fit!