OK Gents, I'm sorta confused and I guess this is place to go??? I have 3 5 string basses and all of them need string changes. One is a 35" scale (Lakland 55-01) and the other 2 are 34's (Carvin LB 75 and G&L L2500). After rummaging through my box of miscellaneous parts and stuff, I have 3 different unopened sets on hand and I'm trying to figure out which set will work best on each bass. The sets are: D'Addario XL Nickel Wounds .45-130; Dean Markely Blue Steels .45-128 and DR Lo-Riders in stainless .45-125. I was thinking about using the Lo Riders on the Lakland, the Markely's on the G&L and the D'Addario's on the Carvin. I play modern country and almost entirely fingerstyle. I know there are all kinds of schools of thought on the gauge of the B string versus scale length and I want to see what kind of feedback I get. Look forward to the replies!