Yesterday I experimented with a set of Fender .45-.110 strings that has a really severe taper on the E. I installed them on my '77 Jazz. I was checking the intonation and even though the E is a heavier gauge than what I had on previously(.100 to .110), my intonation on the E was flat at the 12th fret. I was surprised to find this out. I was anticipating having to increase the vibrating string length(move string saddle back)due to the increased diameter of the new E... But I had to adjust it forward !!! I have been setting up my intonation for a long time so I am very coomfortable doing it. I use a Korg BT-1 Bass tuner. Is this normal with radical taper wounds? I have used taper wounds quite a bit, but never one that went from .110 down to basically the core in one step. Any thoughts anyone? Thx!