Jokes are welcome, by the way. I need my day brightened up. Seriously though, I have a MusicMan Stingray 4 string with the stock strings on it still after 10 months of ownership (I like the deader sound, I don't slap). I play fingers only, no picking. The E A D strings feel and sound fine to me, but the G string is weak sounding and feeling. It doesn't match the tone of the other strings especially when I play in the first position. I've been working on the Jamerson style lately and most of the playing is in the first position. When I play the G string along with the others, it sounds almost like a guitar than a bass. I tried EQing, but it affects the tone overall. I'm thinking the gauge of the G string is too light. I believe it's strung up with the 45 65 80 100 combination, whatever they come with from the factory. Does anyone have any suggestions? Should I just switch to flats to get closer to that sound? I play mostly R&B, Soul, Funk (fingerstyle), Reggae. If it helps at all, I play a Mark Bass 121P combo that sounds really great, nice and deep. This will basically be an experiment for me in achieving that Motown type sound. If you think I should try flats, which brand do you recommend. I'm looking forward to trying something new. Thanks.