I am in the process of buying this Ibanez EXB404 bass (1990 model). The E string was broken so I tried to change with the strings in the case. There were Ernie Ball Custom Gauge 100 and ROTOSOUND Swing Bass E strings. Both were too long; the string's wound section is above the tuner. I checked the broken string and its wound section is well below the tuner (shorter). This bass' string is a surface mount and not a thru body string. What type of string shud I buy for this bass. I haven't played a bass since 1968 and am excited to play again. Thank you for your help!