My band is wanting to cover several songs that use an open low B and other 5 stringer notes, and so I need to try some new tunings out and I need suggestions for some good strings. I was going to tune it BEAD, but I decided that I need my high notes still, and so I decided to try fifths tuning in CGDA, but that wasn't quite low enough so I decided to tune that down a whole step to BFCG, and that does just perfect, I get a B while keeping my G, as well as everything in between. Now I just need some string and guage suggestions. I only have about $40 right now, so keep that in mind. I like a medium tension feel, and the neck on my Ibanez P-Bass copy is rather thin and flimsy looking. Oh yeah, I also might want to try Flatwounds, so give suggestions for good flats in my range too. Thanks.