Curious if anyone uses Ken Smith strings that play other brand basses? I put them on my Jazz and they have a good punch. The Non-Tapered. I have a Ken Smith BSR5 and used different brands. The only minor flaw is the bass came with the bridge grooves cut for tapered strings. But, I've used non-tapered on the Smith with no problem. To me, the non-tapered sound brighter. Maybe that's me.