Bit of back story and my reasoning for getting a short scale in the first place - I loved the sound of my p-bass but I found the string spacing and distance between the frets way too big for me, just didn't like it. So I got a Squier VM Jag bass which looks and feels awesome - the neck is much narrower and the fret spacing feels great.
Unfortunately I've noticed that my recordings sounded way better with the long scale p-bass. In terms of tuning/tightness as well as tone. I want to get some thicker strings to get the same tension as the P-bass on my Jag which in my mind should help tighten things up and give it more punch? What brand/model do you guys suggest? A quick Google suggests GHS or D'addario? I think it has 40-95 gauge at the minute, what should I up it to? Flat or round? I just don't fancy spending all that money on a set of strings and they turn out to not be what I was after!
Anything else I can do to get close to the tones I was getting before with the p-bass other than go back to using one?