So just for Kicks, (And because there was a Black Friday week sale at BassStringsOnline.com ) I decided to try out some Hi Beams, changing from my usual Rotos, which I love every inch of. So I just strung it up, and although it sounds nice and fresh compared to my Dead Rotos, I can tell a bit of difference. They feel nice, they sound great, although I haven't tested them through a *real* amp, and that's all well and good. But they don't feel as "Right" as the Rotos do. I think this is a little more than Not being used to them, because there's nothing that puts me off about them, they just don't feel as nice and at home to me. I think part of that is the "Scooped" sound they're supposed to have, which I guessed I wouldn't be crazy about. I like the mids of the Rotos. I do like the feel a little, though, I guess my Ideal string would sound EXACTLY like the Rotos, but the feel would split the difference between the Rotos and the Hi Beams. I like some of the feel of the Rotosounds, but the more vibrational response of the Hi Beams is kind of cool, if maybe a bit more than I'd like. All in all, I LOVE the Hi Beams, but somehow I still feel like the Rotosounds are more *My* string, if that makes any sense. There's NOTHING I dislike about the Hi Beams (So Far, I literally just put them on) but the Rotos just seem right to me, as far as how I play, and the sound I want to get. That said, the strings have a MONSTER slap sound.