Santa is bringing me a new Fender American Deluxe Jazz bass. I can't freaking wait; it's a huge upgrade for me, and I'm super excited about trying out new strings and continuing to hone my technique and music theory. Strings are a big question, though. My current guitar is a 1990s-era Charvel, and I like to play Dean Markley Blue Steel strings on it. I've been thinking of trying mellower strings -- maybe Rotosound 66es in nickel. I've read that these are a popular choice for the American Deluxe Jazz, but I think that this body requires tapered end strings because of the back-load bridge. Is that true, or is it possible to set up the bridge for un-tapered strings? How easy is that to do? Thanks for your help!