This is my first post here, I've just been reading up until now. But I need help, I bought an Epiphone ET-280 from a friend and I don't know what strings to use. On it there is a set of EB Slinkys but the E string is a little lose and doesn't have a great sound. I was wondering what people would recomment would work well on a short scale bass (30 1/2") for just fingered and picked styles, no slapping or popping. Also, I was wondering if there were any recommendations for stringing it with normal strings (I tried with an old set of rotosounds I had and they just broke the inner wire).