I wanted to get a brighter sound so I tried the Ernie Ball Slinkys. I love the way they sound great except for the E and B strings. They still sound muddy, which I hate. I still want to retain having that low end in the back but I want all of the strings to sound like the A,D,and G sounds like with the EB's. I play a 5-string Jazz and was wondering if that had anything to do with it, but I figured that the strings were the problem considering the all but two of the strings sound good. My band is about to go into recording and I will also have access to a Active Carlo Robeli, and a P-bass. Which strings do you think would give me that nice bright sound on the low strings but still retain the low end? I also play in a Dropped D tuning, if that makes any difference. Thanks As a reference I like the sound from the following bands: Emery, Hawthorne Heights, the new Papa Roach song "Getting Away with Murder", and Chevelle.