This is a follow up to a previous thread in which I had predicted that once I take put back the original soap cake humbuckers back in my Ibanez SR 406, my TIs would sound much better using just the neck pickup. I had originally replaced the factory DX6 humbuckers with Carvin J99 single coils hoping that I could get a Marcus Millerish growl. Couldn't get it, even with my DR strings. So I moved the DRs over to a Squier DJAV (now a VI) & I took a chance on TI rounds. They were impressive but quirky, lean sounding, particularly the g string. But they seemed to still have potential so I didn't give up. Weeks ago I took off the Carvin single coils & put them on the Squier, achieving the sound I was looking for. Recently I put the DX6s back on the Ibanez. The humbuckers did fatten up the sound substantially. As predicted, the TIs sounded at their best using just the neck pickup. I did find the g string could sound a bit rounder, so I played with my MXR 108 EQ a bit & got what I wanted. Now the g string integrates well with the d. It was also surprising how full & round the c string was. Like a bass, not a guitar. I brought the Ibanez to a rehearsal, & the guitarist & drummer raved about the sound I was getting. They described it as "fast" & snappy. The sound I now get with that bass string/pup combination is special & unique. Needless to say I am not selling the Ibanez or the TIs. Nor will I get rid of the active electronics & go passive as I originally planned. If it ain't broke why fix anything? These strings are quirky & I can't see them working well with single coil pickups, even though they're called 'Jazz Rounds' & their package illustration shows a bass with jazz pups. The Jazz Rounds are apparently new & aren't common or popular. The flats are more common (larger gauge too) though the only name bassist that I know of is Carol Kay.