OK, I like low tension strings but recently put a set of Sunbeams on my string through Classic Stingray and I was not digging the feel. Way too taught for my liking tuned to E. Most of my basses are tuned to Eb so this was a step higher than I am used too but that usually doesn't bug me that much. I think maybe the string through also makes the tension feel a bit stiffer? So any way I was able to lower the action quite a bit due to the string tension and now they feel perfect to me. So maybe I am not so allergic to higher tension strings as I thought.... maybe I just need to be willing to give my bass a different setup from time to time.