I recently picked up a cheapo Asian-made Höfner Club Bass for next to nothing, because the top has started sagging underneath the bridge - the two layers of the laminted top had separated there, I assume it might have got hit on the bridge or sat in a case that wasn't tall enough. At any rate, I tinker around with guitars and basses a lot, so I used this opportunity to test my repair skills - wicked in some glue between the separated plywood layers, and glued a layer of maple veneer as a kind of bridge plate to the inside of the top - seems solid now... But still, I don't want to take chances, so I'm going to use lower tension strings; the bass came with roundwounds (which I hate) - on my Precision I use D'Addario Chromes flatwounds, not sure what to use here? I heard Thomastik Infeld flats have less string pull than other brands? What about tapewounds? Never tried those, how's the string pull with these, compared to flats? LaBella makes those in medium scale (which I need for the Club Bass). Other options for low tension strings? BTW, the tone I'm shooting for is a thumpy, upright-bass-like old-school tone (I only use the neck pickup, and pluck the strings near the end of the neck).