I have decided to replace the stock roundwounds (.045 - .105) on my semi hollow bass with flatwounds, looking for a much less bright sound. I play fingerstyle, close to the neck. Options. TI makes a nice flatwound I hear. LaBella makes 2 different sets, 760FM medium guage (.049 - .109) and 760FL lighter guage (.043 - .104). And of course there's the DA Chromes. But the TI website has me wondering. In the FAQs they say that higher tension makes for a crisper sound. Now I know that thicker guage strings need higher tension. So - will a thicker string produce a crisper sound?? Doesn't sound quite right to me. And my bass is short scale which narrows the choices. I also don't want to stray TOO far from the standard issue .045 - .105. And Finally, TIs Jazz Flats are listed as 32" scale. My bass is 30", semi-hollow. Advice needed. Thanks.