I have just moved from a Fender Jazz strung with GHS Pressurewounds to a SBMM Ray35 with a brand new set of Ernie Ball Slinkys. I am very pleased in the instrument, but not so much with the strings just yet. I really loved the pressurewounds and perhaps my hands lost their callose with these new rounds. But I am noticing kind of a clank-type sound playing in the lower registers that I don't care for. Most of this I'm noticing when playing acoustically with the bass. The whole tone of the strings is just a little "metally" for me and I'm not sure if that's just the nature of the Slinkys or them not being broken in? Their growl and punch is tremendous with the Ray pickup. Either way my "target tone" is something a little bit mellower, but still alive sounding. I love the bell-like high end these things have. I just want my low end to feel and sound as pretty as what I've got up in the higher registers. So help me out in finding what my adjustment is. Has anyone fallen in love with halfwounds or pressurewounds on some 5er rays, out of curiosity?