I love me some rounds! But I've got an extra bass which turned into a labor of love doing modifications on, so I'd like to keep it around and have it do something totally different so I thought I'd put on some strings which I'd normally never use. I want to set it up for a nice thumpy sound, as opposed to the aggressive nature of my other basses. I'm actually quite smitten with the bass sound on the newest CD from The Shins (listen to The Rifle's Spiral), which is the type of sound I don't normally appreciate. I have no idea what he uses, but it sounds like flats to me. Anyway, onto the strings. I currently have Pressurewounds on it from when I decided to do this last year but chickened out when I went to order flats. On this bass, these strings still have a pretty good zing to them, and my main question for anyone who has compared two: Are Pressurewounds brighter than Chromes? I assume both are way brighter than Precision flats, which is also an option. One requirement is that at least the B string be able to be strung through body, because it will be large (.128 minimum) and the bridge on this bass does not work well with top loading the B string. I want to stick with Chromes or GHS because Bass Strings Online has singles readily available and I can build a balanced tension set.