I have a Reverend 5L, and a Brad Houser 5. I love the 5L. I bought the Houser 5 thinking it would like it better due to the different and "more options" pickup switching, but it's just not as bright as the 5L...I bought the Houser 5 new 2 weeks ago from a delaer that had it languishing on the shelf. Maybe I just need to replace the "several year old sitting on the shelf strings." Can anyone recommend a nice bright easy to play long lasting roundwound for a 35" scale? Thanks!