After years of using DM Solid Bass strings I'm trying out a few different types. I like a string to 'growl' at me, not to worried about string life, but would quite like that nice new sound to last forever I've tried a few sets of DM SLP's but found them to be quite dull to start off with - they just didn't get much worse with use. So they got binned. Just got a set of DM blue steels which have a nice ring to them, but I also picked up a set of GHS Boomers after seeing them recomended in lots of bass posts. Not tried them yet, but they are going on next ! I notice from the back of the boomers packets that the boomers are in GHS's opinion not the brightest they make, and that the contact core super steels (ccss) are brighter. Couple of questions 1. How do the boomers compare with the blue steels for brightness (I know I'm going to find this out - I'm just impatient) 2. How much brighter are the ccss than the boomers ? noticeably ? 3. Whats the trade off with the ccss for the brightness ? Shorter life span ? 4. If you were after the brightest string you can get what would it be ? Thanks guys for your time !