I've been lurking here for quite some time and this forum has been a great help. Gear reviews etc. This forum is the reason I decided to get the Cirrus I'm currently using. So, Peavey Cirrus 5 Bolt-on and I have been using a set of the balanced "Standard Scale" Circle K strings and they sound great overall. The Cirrus is a 35" scale, but on the B and E strings the taper starts JUST before the nut to the point where the thickest wrap is touching the edge of the nut. Strung through the bridge not the body. Taper starts there on the neck side of the nut. ----v O--|----------------- Like I said the strings sound great, but I'm wondering if those two strings might be losing some of their tone because of this? I've considered going up to "Medium Scale" for the next set but on the string specs sheet it says that for medium the taper doesn't start until 38.625". I've measured and the center of the tuning post for the B string is just under 38.75". This would put the entire tapered part of the string wrapped around the tuning post. What I want to know is: 1. Am I losing anything tone-wise with the way the strings are currently? 2. Would going to "Medium Scale" be okay considering how close the tuning post is? 3. Anyone who has contacted Circle K, do they do custom lengths? Could I get a "Standard Scale" string with about .250" more length before the taper? Another thing, I'm currently using a "Balanced Set" (.150 .112 .082 .061 .045) tuned ADGCF and the B string is a bit floppy. Well, not really floppy just not quite as tight as I'd like. I looked at the string tension chart and for this instrument that would put the tension on a .150 tuned to A at about 39 lbs right? Should I go up to the balanced .158 or even .166 set? or Since I'm happy with the other strings should I do something like .158/.166, .112, .082, .061, .045? or Could something else like poor setup be contributing to the floppiness of the B string? As a curiosity, what is the maximum amount of tension for strings before risk of damaging the instrument? Thank you for any help you can provide.