Ok I will say that I love Lakland! Anyway, I have used DR Sunbeams on 2 - 55-01's for a couple of years now and really like the tone. My issues now are 1) I am playing much warmer than before (modern country gig) and 2) I really don't have the time to wait for the Sunbeams to break in. They seem to me to be way too bright out of the package. I need to change the strings on both basses and would like suggestions of what string I should be looking at. I'm sure you guys will know.