right after i bought my shorty bass i got it a set of short scale la bella nickel plated round wound bass strings. i wanted super low tension strings, so got the custom lights from 40 - 85. the bass and i weren't a good match, so i didn't play it much. today i had a potential buyer come by, and while waiting i got to playing the bass, and OMG the strings were comfy! i have tendonitis and other issues, so couch basses need very flexible, low tension strings, and i had failed to notice that these were them. i'll be buying some for my other basses that don't need snappy strings asap! if you, like me, have hand or wrist issues, these are definitely worth trying. not only are they super easy on fingers and wrist, but they're also inexpensive for bass strings.