I know this has been discussed before a bit, I looked up some old threads, but they were pretty old all right, and I'm wondering what people think about it now. Every low B I've tried for the past two years has been semi-useless above the 5th fret - warbly overtones. Some worse than others. I still shudder when I think of the DR taper-wounds I got last year (I read some people have found taper-wounds to be their saviour in this department, just the opposite for me. I think it has to do with how much the skinny part extends past the bridge. Too far, and your string is gonna vibrate in all kinds of weird ways. Mine went past for about 3/4", and all the tapered strings sounded horrible). The Elixir polyweb .130 was in the middle, the TI Power-whatever .119 is better (OK up to maybe the 7th fret). This has been a problem on two substantially different basses (Carvin LB75 and Hanewinckel 6). I can't imagine the general public accepts this behavior. SOooo . . . what am I doing wrong??