tl;dr - Need "modern" string recommendations for a contemporary sound on 90's ply bass. I have been playing Innovation Silver Slaps for the last couple of years, with strings set fairly high (10-14mm) for best acoustic volume and boomy projection for that old-timey gut string punch, without too much thought to high notes and fancy playing. Got a chance to play with all around town and really enjoyed the sound and feel of that set. On my ply bass, they're all boom and volume, no subtlety - perfect for those type of gigs. But, after taking a step back to help a startup launch this last year or so, I haven't had time for any musical projects. However, I am still afflicted with the bass-madness, so have still been practicing a couple hours a week. I have been recording and listening and playing other basses and I'm BORED with this one-note tone and limited range, both from a playability and musical perspective. I want a crazy dramatic change to a much more modern sound with low strings and mwah and growl and stuff. And I need bridge adjusters, so since she will be in the shop anyway... When I think of a modern sound, I love Jim Creeggan (Barenaked Ladies), whose tone I would just steal if I could. Does anybody know anything about his strings or setup? ... and of course Adam Ben Erza's pizz work. That dude is inspirational. ... and I really want to examine this guy's rig (Scott Mulvahill), 'cause he's got a sound I ain't got. I'm taking the bass in for the adjusters next week. Does anyone have a string recommendation? I was originally thinking light Zyex or Helocore or something?