My quest for longer lasting "new string zing" and my acid hands have made me decide that I should give coated bass strings a try. I primarily play in a rock/metal context on a Precision 5. My usual go to set has been Rotosound 66 Stainless but recently I've fallen in love with Rotosound 66 Nickels and D'Addario XLs, and those two are still fighting for the title as far as I'm concerned. Just so you have an idea as to my non-coated preferences.... The main contenders among the coated string options at this point are: D'Addario EXP Nickels (Advantage: custom gauge sets available) DR Black Beauties (Advantage: custom gauge sets, available tapered B) DR Dragon Skin Rotosound Nexus (Unknown: Type 52 Alloy, Disadvantage: 4 string set + Low B only) * Elixers are out for me. Just never liked their bass strings. I may try them again someday, but this is not that day. So for those of you that have experience on these 4 varieties of coated strings, which do you prefer and why?