So I got this basket case Fender Mustang finally put together, sans the Lindy Fralin rewinds that haven't come yet. Anyway, Til the Fender short scale bass strings come in the mail in a few days, I put some regular long scale strings on it. 45-105 gauge. It's too sloppy trying to get it to standard tuning e,a,d,g so I tuned it up a whole step F#,B,E,A. Plays fine now but I would at least like my low E back. Do the short scale strings allow standard tuning? I ordered fender 5250xl's that come in 40-90 gauge. This is my 1st SS bass and kinda bought it as an investment anyway. It's a 66' model.