... or the four, that is. I've been playing the same homemade bass for about five years now, and I've never been 100% happy with my tone. I love my bass to death, though- my dad and I made it together- but it's never produced that sound in my head. I've changed the pickups (a saga in itself), had it impeccably set up, played through a bunch of nice amps, and just haven't found "it" yet, possibly because of the construction of my bass. Those of you in the "wood doesn't matter" camp can stop reading now. My bass has a mahogany body and a five piece maple/sapele neck, with an ebony fretboard with stainless frets. This gives it a big if unfocused bottom end with pingy highs and quite frankly not a whole lot in between- so I guess I'm looking for a string with ultra-focused lows, strong mids, and a sort of subdued high treble response. What say ye, talkbass string senseis?