When i bought my bass the peg box was arranged like you would a bass with a C extension with the E string being ran to the highest tuner on the player side. Do to a newbie mistake i trimed my E string of my new set to short and it kept slipping in this tuner. So i restrung my bass so the E would be in the lowest tuner and the A in the top one on the player side. Wow! That small change really brought my A string alive! Now this seems to be different from what i have read on here about others having more luck the other way. So i guess each bass is just very different. Latest lessions learned on DB is dont trim strings so short and experement to see if there are small things you can do to improve your sound.