I've been through 9 sets of strings in 2 weeks. I learned a lot. I HATE the feel of stainless. If someone makes a polished stainless string id like to know. My top choices would be elixers, fatbeams and pure blues with the ultimate winner being boomers. The boomers have almost everything I want in sound but the tension is painful. . I have tried d addys xl, nyxl Elixers Pure blues Fat beams Cobalts Dunlop MMs Hi beams Boomers What's the closest to boomer sound, with something like pure blues tension ? That would be my ideal string.