A good friend of mine up in the northwest, Larry Holloway, who won the Red Mitchell Memorial Award for fifth tuning bassists, asked me if i've any knowledge of any new fifth tuning strings....other than the Red Mitchell fifth Thomastiks. Right away, naturally I thought of our string Guru, Francois, who has such a depth of knowledge in the string dept. Larry mentioned one of his fifth students using 'Superflexables' and just tuning them up/down. I was concerned with the extra tension especially on the G/A. He said they sounded really good though. Anyway, i'm just diggin' around to see if any one of you guys have heard about anything new in the fifth tuning world?