here I am with another question about strings (not their lenght!) I'm with this Mustang Bass Reissue, a '99 (P serial number, and a '98 stamped on the neck pocket) in Fiesta Red which looks like new (probably the owner never played it, because the frets are mint, and the strings on were the original Fender short with black silk). as soon as it walked in my house, I strunged it with a set of Thomastik JF344 I've used for the past 4 years, because this bass seems to whisper me "flaaaaaats! flaaaats!" however, this set is a bit dead (the D string even broke on the tuning post of a Precision, after many switches between basses, so I recycled it on the 30" Mustang), with the E string sounding too dull and dead (and with the harmonic at the 5th fret abit out of tune), and the G string shouting out too loud (even with the pickup lowered at it maximum). I've tried to mount on it a .090 E string and a .070 A string from an old set of DR Hi Beam I've had (they were mounted on a bass with a 3+1 headstock and small tuning posts, so the other two strings can't reach the tuners) and liked the feeling and sustain, but not the scooped and harsh sound. I've tried a set of Rotosound Jazz77 medium scale (40-50-75-90), but the G string couldn't intonate, the E string was too floppy and couldn't intonate in any way, and I didn't quite like the overall feeling. on this bass I want to use light gauge strings, and I'd like to have a ilvely sound, like the one Thomastik flats give when new or slightly used, BUT yesterday I put a set of Thomastik Jazz Round JR344 on my main Precision bass, and really loved the tone and feeling! meaty and growly, light but punchy, not harsh and not muddy. I blame myself for not having tried it before on this bass! here it is: so now I'm wondering whether to try the JR324 set on the Mustang, but as always, being able to use this wonderful forum, I'm asking what you might think about this match. except a topic about these strings on the Hofner basses, I couldn't find any other post talking about them, and being the gauge different from the 34" set, I don't know what to do! if I'd listened to the answer I get about the Rotosound Jazz77, talking about the sloppy E string, I would have not bought them! so, someone tried the Jazz Roundwound short scale on a short scale bass?