Hey, I recently purchased a Kay KB-1 1968 short-scale bass on reverb and I was wondering why the tension or the strings, (primarily on the E string) is so flabby. When I play a note on the E string it also sounds muddy and has a lot of overtones. I was told by a guy that I needed to get a heavier gauge string on the bass. My question is, what gauge should I get. I have a 34" scale bass which has 105 - 50 gauge strings on it and I want the get the same sort of tension or tightness out of the Kay short-scale. If any of you know what string gauge I should go for it would be much appreciated. Note: I play with a pick and play punk music Thank you.