Hi, I'm a big fan of these strings and use them on many of my basses. I just got a Gretsch 5442 BDC which is a 2 x 2 3/8" post 30.25" scale instrument with a trapeze like tailpiece. Neither the longs nor the mediums for the LaBellas work. The longs place the main string winding on the narrow post and the mediums require me to trim back the silk so that it doesn't lie within the nut (which I'm resigned to if that's the only solution). So I'm looking for another brand of strings that might fit this instrument. What I like most about the LaBellas is their tension, and as they age they lose almost all of their mid-range while still keeping the sound of the string attack. What strings do you think most favorably compare with them?