I walked into our local GC yesterday just to catch up on magizines and walked out with an Ibenez ABG that has been on the GAS list for awhile. When a chain want to get rid of something, they don't fool around... The strings on it are unknown bronze, well worn in and sounding good(cleaned 'em with denat alchohol). My past experience with the bronze acoustic strings is that they are too "ringy" and sometimes downright bright. I have a set of TI jazz flats that I might try(I don't want to cut them, though) and am thinking of ordering a pair of TI Acoustics. Doing a search for acoustic string preferences brought up little. There are a bunch of interesting strings for acoustic bass, like the black ones I saw in an ad with Chuck Rainey. Any opinions pro or con on ABG strings?