How about some used strings?? Here's a good chance to give some of these a try if you've been on the fence. All strings will have plenty of life left, they were on my basses no more than a month tops. These were not on my gigging basses so they saw pretty light use. All prices include shipping to the lower 48. Sadowsky Blue Label Nickel 5 String sold Ernie Ball Cobalt 4 String $14 45-100 Installed on a Warwick Streamer, so should work with any 34" 2+2 headstock. DR Sunbeams 5 String sold Installed on Lakland 5501. Elixir Stainless Steel 4 string sold Installed on Warwick Streamer, should work with any 34" 2+2.