So, I bought a 6 string not too long ago (early/mid 90s Carvin LB76 with a quilted maple top and ebony fretboard). I got it back in July and the strings seemed reasonably fresh (some manner of run of the mill roundwounds, no idea what specifically) so I've been playing them as is (after I gave it a desperately needed setup shortly after getting it). In the last month or so they've been dying though. I havent had a 6 string before and I'm still getting used to it but I wasn't all that happy with the feel/response of whatever was on there. I like a really low action because I play with a light touch. I like flats sometimes, but overall I've always greatly preferred rounds. But my bass "collection" (about half a dozen at this point) is big enough where I don't necessarily need one bass to do it all. So I'm considering flats or half rounds or maybe even tapewounds for this thing. I play a lot of different kinds of music, but my current bands are an original progressive/fusion/jam band, where I'm reasonably likely to use OD or fuzz and get pretty heavy, and certainly a good amount of effects; and group that's more jazzy/fusion/surf/soul/rock/pop that's a mix of originals with lots of covers. My other basses are *Yamaha BB415 5 string (this will definitely stay with rounds and is my other main bass right now) *80s BB300 4 string (might try flats on this at some point, but I really like the zinginess it has with some nice rounds) *Kramer aluminum neck (essentially a medium scale P, the other 4 string candidate for flats, but it has a nice Ric like character with rounds) *Carvin LB70P (I've had trouble getting this to setup and sound how I want, and I just realized flats might be interesting with the piezo pickup, if I can get the action low enough) *Carvin LB20 fretless from the 80s (this already has flats that have been on for about 10 years, but I kind of want to treat the neck and take it back to rounds for more of a Jaco vibe) Amp wise I have a Trace AH 600-12 (tube pre), a Genz Benz GBE 750 (tube and SS pres), and an SWR Bass 350 (tube pre). Cab wise, my main is a Goliath IV 410, secondary is a Genz Benz 410 XB, I also have an old Trace 2x10/1x115 stack from 1990, and I'll be moving to a Genz Shuttle 2x10 for home use and small gigs. For effects I use octave, qtron, fuzz/OD (amp or otherwise), compression, phaser and other modulations, delay, and occasionally reverb. Soundwise I love the Stanley Clarke/Marcus Miller kind of stuff, Squire/Geddy/Chancellor, etc... but also dig Geezer Butler, Jack Bruce, etc... And I usually play with my fingers but sometimes a pick instead, and definitely slap on a regular basis. So I guess I'm looking to hear about people's experiences and/or preferences using something besides rounds on a modern extended range bass (especially with a high C), what styles they use it with, sound clips if possible, etc... Thanks.