DR nickel strings, to be exact. At last weekend's gig, I realized I wasn't getting optimum tone from my Lull P5. I was thinking it was the bass: with the ash body it was always a bit shy on lows... maybe the bloom is off the rose, and I'm realizing that it's deficient? I was getting a nice growl (as I usually do with ash basses), but tone was also 'boxy': a weird midrange hump that sorta reminded me of tapping a piece of cardboard. I'm not saying my tone was *bad*, really, but annoyingly weird... not up to standard. Well, maybe it was my settings, or room acoustics... I decided to see what happens next gig, compare with another bass. So, last night I decided to try DR Sunbeams on my new (used) MTD 535. It sounded sweet and woody with the existing strings, but these weren't fresh. I was very excited to hear what the bass would do with new strings. I carefully installed the Sunbeams, and... ***, something's wrong... I lost lows, and the mids are boxy, just like on the Lull! It then hit me that I had DR nickel LoRiders on the Lull. I am certainly not here to warn people against DR strings. It's perfectly reasonable that my boxy midrange is someone else's punchy growl. Also, the partly stale strings that sounded so good on my MTD were... (drumroll...) DR HiBeams! So, I'm just saying that DR nickel strings don't work for my style/technique/ears... and explaining how I came to that decision. I'll put some HiBeams back on the 535, so it's not like DR has lost me as a customer. It's just weird how I like D'Addario XL nickels and DR HiBeams, but not DR nickels.