I've been a pretty active TB'er for years now and am compelled enough to finally ask about this. So many reviews/comments about b-strings being "weak" (and a handful of other terms). No matter the make/model/price/country of origin, this is one of the most common critiques I've read here. Weak, flabby, lack of definition/punch, etc. So my question: WHY is this such a common issue? My own example: I've owned 2 Pedulla 5's, a Godin 5, and currently have a G&L L25K. I've never noticed any discernible differences in the b's from the other strings. Amp to amp, room to room, live, studios, whatever. Anecdotal data, for certain, but I'd like to hear from you all about this issue. "Played great but the b-string was weak/flabby/punchless/lacked definition/too tight/too loose/etc." I've never seen anyone claim that the b-string was fine, but the e-string was weak/flabby/punchless/ etc. Why is this? Is there something inherent in b-strings that bass makers just can't solve? The strings themselves? Hence the thread and the poll. Thanks!