I'm a beginner just finding my way around and discovering what I like. I have a 30" short scale P bass with a 32" winding length and recently got some D'Addario Chrome Flatwounds. I am definitely enjoying them more than the Fender 5250 Roundwounds I tried previously, but my E feels too floppy (this was also the case with the 5250s). Looking at some of the tension calculators, these gauge strings have tensions of: G - 34.54 (.045) D - 39.51 (.065) A - 34.66 (.080) E - 29.58 (.100) Those numbers seem to back up what I'm feeling. Based on other threads I've read, a sub-30 tension is quite a bit on the low side, is it not? Regardless of the norm, I'm finding it is too loose for me. I'd like to try a more balanced set, what recommendations do you have? I'm thinking I may need to order individual strings and build my own set in order to get a tighter E without getting my higher strings too tight. Maybe I'm missing something and there is a balanced set out there I haven't come across. Based on individual La Bella strings available, I'd like to try .045-.065-.082-.109 or thereabouts. Anything I should be aware of? The bass did not have a perfect setup to begin with, so I'm not worried about the increase in overall tension. In fact, there was quite a bit of buzz on open notes and lower frets across the strings with the 5250s and the slightly higher gauge of the Chrome's I'm using now took a bit of it away. A little bit more tension may be all it needs. By no means is that my motivation to change strings, I really do want less give in my E. Once I found a tension that seemed more comfortable, then I'd play with the action some to find my personal preference there. This forum is a wealth of knowledge and I've gained so much from reading. Wanted to post where my heads at and see if anyone else could shine a light on something I'm missing or let me know if I'm in the right direction.