im putting together a parts jazz. its 4 string. i tune to standard A440. the bass has active EMG's in it. im new to the world of strings, and im wanting to try something that isnt a stainless round wound. im not entirely sure i want to go with flats, but im interested in a more thumpy sound. ive never used EMG's before, and i wont get to hear this bass until i buy some strings for it. i will mostly be using this bass for cover songs, top 40/pop, lots of dave matthews, little bit of rhcp, porcupine tree, classic rock, 50s-60s stuff too. i use a behringer 1x15 combo, an ampeg ba115hp combo, or an svt3 pro head into an ampeg svt 8x10. im thinking maybe chromes, or someone suggested labellas to me and i thought i might try em. i really hesitate to spend more than $30 on strings though. would tape wounds work? i like those on my fretless. im also thinking about pressure wounds, i have some GHS pressure wounds on a squier cv 50s p and i love them.