I'm a funk-ish guy who plays a lot of slap, but also a lot of fingerstyle funk, with some ghost notes, accents, etc. I like the zingy sound of stainless steel strings, but sometimes my fingers get caught up on them and the rough feel limits my finesse. For instance, last night I tried a set of Rotosounds for the first time in 10 years. They sounded nice for the slap stuff, but they were way too rough for everything else. On the other hand, I love the smooth ride that nickel strings offer - I can really gain a lot of control with nickels that I can't get with steel. But most of them are just a little too mellow for my taste. SO...I'm looking for suggestions on either an uncommonly bright nickel string or an uncommonly smooth playing steel string. Can anyone help?