If there is a thread on this already and probably is I couldn't seem to find it. Anyway Ive been spending alot of money and not been very succesful finding a great pair of nickle wound 5 strings that will fit my Warwick without me having to do anything stupid to my bass. I have Elixers on now, sound is just O.K. to me.And the E dosn't fit into the tailpiece very well and were costly. It seems taper wound can mean different things to differnt companies? What do you use that fit properly on a Warwick 5 string and sound bright and snappy are nickle wound and are not to hard to find or obscure. I did have a pair of Markly 2000's I think they were called. They had no volume compaired to other strings and the A string was dead! right out of the box. I like XL and slow wounds but there are too much silk winding on the slow wounds and I can't find a tappered set of XL's.