I'm looking for strings for my short scale Epiphone Allen Woody Rumblekat (chambered mahogany body/maple ply top/30" scale). I play mostly old style rock n roll/country/motown.. well, call it roots music. I play mostly with a pick but ballads with fingers (due to being a guitar player i want to keep my nails which is a drawback). On my full scale basses (P bass mostly) i primarily use D'addario Chromes Lights (45-100) and intend to use them on the Epi. I like flat wounds with a bit of zing and i've been very happy with the Chromes after trying tape wounds and the standard flat wounds. A few issues i need to clear up. First and foremost, the tension. As far as i can gather short scale need higher tension/stiffness strings than full scale basses, right? If i go for the short scale Chromes they only come in 45-100 (like on my full scale 35" P bass). Will that do? Second, are there any other flat wounds that have a similar 'zing' as the Chromes and would be better suited for the short scale semi hollow?