I can't be the only guy around here bringing the big low end with a drop C (CGCF) tuning on my 4 string bass. Tell me about the brand, style, and gauge of strings you use if you use drop C tunings on any of your basses. Currently I buy a heavy (.110-.050) DR Hi-Beams set and an extra .120, then toss the .110, giving me a custom set of .120, .090, .070, .050. I'm thinking about moving to Lo-riders for a little extra tension without adding thickness to the string. In the past I tried D'Addario's "balanced" set, but they died very quickly. I usually can get months out of a set and these lasted weeks. I recently tried a custom set of Ernie Ball Slinky strings (.125, .090, .070, .050) that were super mellow, but they actually sort of worked on the bass I put them on. I'm REALLY tired of having to custom order sets because it always pushes my shipping dates out, sometimes a week or two.