My son plays bass in addition to guitar, plays bass regularly in worship services at our church. His first bass was a Hofner Icon, which he got because he's a Beatles fan. He's done OK with it, but he's now finding it one-note and limiting, so he's getting a Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass (lefty model, natural, maple fretboard) for Christmas. I know that comes with the Fender 7250ML .045 to .105 roundwound set, which I've seen good reviews of. I've told him he ought to try those out for a while before he changes, because this is going to be a much different experience than the Hofner. However, he's determined to change to flats like he has on the Hofner (he uses LaBella), and is even talking about going with black tapewound, because he played a Jazz Bass at a guitar shop one time that had tapewounds and he loved it. (My son is not your average 20-year-old in his musical styles and tastes, he's into Beatles, Byrds, Tom Petty and Beach Boys.) So "Santa" is going to bring him a set of strings, too. Does anyone have any experience with flats or tapewounds on this bass? If so, No. 1, are the tension issues going to require significant neck, etc., adjustments from how it comes in from the dealer? (It's coming from Sweetwater, I prefer to buy local but you don't find a lot of lefty basses hanging around.) And No. 2, he likes LaBella, I figure we're looking at the 760FS .045 to .105 set for flatwounds, does anyone know if those will work well with this bass, or should we look elsewhere like to Rotosound, TI, etc? And what about the tapewounds? Those gauges look so much larger especially on the top strings. Thanks!