I just put a set of dean markley sr2000 strings on my fiver, and am pretty impressed. I was using peavey cirrus strings before, which I actually did like, but this was the first time that I've used taper wounds. The Bb tightened up quite noticeably and the Eb did a bit too. We tune a half step flat, so the tight sound was pretty impressive. They played very well for strings that weren't broken in, and didn't go out of tune, either. The windings are a bit rough for my taste, but I still think I'll continue using them and see if they smooth up a bit. They have a really great growly mid sound, too. Just a suggestion to anyone that wants to try some different strings.