Hello TGP Bass brothers and sisters. Hoping you can help me get a good set of strings for my "Home Foolin' Around" Bass. I've had it for 3 years and finally broke a string at the tuning post. It's a Peavey NTB 4 Grind (neck-thru) with a 35" scale (short/long?). I don't remember what gauge I had on there but I'll tell that I got the truss-rod backed all the way off and was trying to get the strings to bend the neck more. The action has to be pretty high to quiet the fret buzz and I was thinking if I could bend the neck in the middle more, I could lower the action (damn guitar players, huh?) So whats the right gauge for me, I don't attempt slap playing, just want smooth bass notes. I got big enough hands for the meaty strings but I don't think I want to go extremely thick. Flatwound, roundwound? I would be willing to pay for a string brand that will hold up longer (breakage) since I only play bass a couple of times a month. Think Mid-priced. So what ya recommend? Brand, gauge, Flat/Round and is 35" short scale?