I really like the tone of Red's bass after he tuned in 5ths. My bass has a similar sound in 4ths, but I have been getting frustrated with strings again. I have been using Spirocore Solo strings tuned down a whole step to orchestra pitch. This seems to be almost exacly what I want in terms of sound, but the g string especially seems to thin. I have tried the weichs, but they dont seem to have the same tone that I am going for. the weichs, on my bass sound muddier and less defined. the orchestra gage strings have a similar tone, in my opinion to the solo strings, but they do not feel right under my hands. does any one have any suggestions?