I am in serious need of help from the gear experts. I know I should be searching for my own tone instead of stealing someone else's (and I plan to do that in the long run), but at the moment I am obsessed and frustrated trying to achieve something close to this sound: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JY31uSLacM (These clips are from Andy Nicholson, former bassist of Arctic Monkeys) What kind of strings are these? From an interview with the producer of this record, I know that the amp is an Ampeg B-15. I believe the bass is a precision bass played with a pick. This is obviously not a unique setup, but I absolutely cannot figure out the rest of the sound. The pick attack sounds to me like flats; it does not have any of that metallic edge you get when picking roundwounds. But, there is also a certain richness to the harmonics and nice sustain that I cannot seem to get out of flatwound strings. I suspect that the right answer is either some kind of strings that I have not tried or some sort of extreme EQ settings. It is also possible that there is some other factor that I am missing. Any ideas would be very much appreciated.