Hey guys! I am using a Schecter Hellcat VI (much like the Fender Bass VI), which is a 30inch scale bass, with six strings(usually tuned E-E), and a very tight string spacing. I love the range I can get swith the bass, and the short scale is very nice on my wrists (I play alot and the extra stretch and overall increase in size when comparing this bass to say, my bc rich beast, really hurt my wrists, to the point were I would have to stop for a week and wear braces all day ). Anyways, with the current band that I am in, I am tunning drop d, and I feel that the low E string loses way to much tension and defition when doing so. The A string also feels "looser" compared to the other, higher strings. So my question is, If i were to buy a set of short scale medium or heavy guage strings, and used the E and A strings from it would I feel a big difference in tension? Would I have to do anything to my nut...and if so, what? If I go to a higher guage will the string spacing feel even tighter or will it feel relatively the same? Just for comparing purposes, the string guages I have on my bass currently are as follows: .025 - .035 - .045 - .055 - .075 - .095 If someone could recommend a good set of strings (guage and brand) for me to try, that aren't to expensive, that would be great! Perhaps I should just buy 2 single strings? Thanks guys, Justin B.