Here's a situation I haven't seen on any of the lists. My apologies if this has been covered before. I have a new Cirrus 5. This is a 35" scale bass so it requires an extra/super long string set. I accidently bought a long set and it, of course, will not work on this bass. The string windings fall short of the nut. About an inch, hmm, figure that!?! Anyway, when I install an XL set I have to cut off a lot of the string, at least 5-6". You cannot wind the entire string length on the post. This is mostly for the B, E. The A, D and G have to be cut but just a few inches which I am used to doing with a 34" scale bass. This seems unusual to me that the strings should be that much too long especially when these are Cirrus strings. I have not tried other strings on this bass yet. I like the Cirrus strings and have not had a desire to try something different, yet. Has anyone else noticed this? Is it just me and I'm being too critical. It seems like the string should match the guitar a little bit better than this. I can't use the Long length set but have to cut a lot off the XL set.