my buddy is playing instrumental drone/doom in drop G and he is doing so on standard E strings. its not working so well. string tension is pathetic, note definition is out the window. for recordings he has been using my 6 string and tuning the B down 2 steps. this is working as far as a recording goes, but still is not ideal. mostly because he needs it to work on his own bass. its a mexi P bass. i turned him onto the idea of going baritone and tuning down, which he is up for. clearly he would need a new nut and a serious neck adjustment. but i got to thinking about all those contra bass guys and their crazy giant strings and maybe a brand like circle K has something that would be ideal for him. i see that the warwick vampire dark lord (tuned F#BEA) uses a 175. he's a half step higher, so i was thinking somewhere in the neighborhood of 150-170 would work. so guys, what direction should i be pointing him in? he uses a massive wall of distortion, and to be honest, doesnt really need super zingy strings. i told him flatwounds would give him more oomph and better fundamental. do they even make flats that big?