I have a G&L L2000 that has a lot of character ... some of it good, some that needs to be tamed. Even though it's alder with a rosewood board, the tone can be too bright and edgy and metallic for my taste sometimes. It has a big fat bottom end--that's not the issue. It's that i find it hard to tame aggressive edge without getting rid of the upper midrange presence that I like. I want to deal with the issue with strings, and not eq, if possible. What's worked best in the past are GHS Brite Flats. I know a lot of people hate them, but they've worked pretty well on this bass. I tried many, many other strings, mostly roundwounds, with the next best probably being DL low riders in nickel. One thing I like about the brite flats is that they last practically forever. A thing I don't like is that they take almost forever to break in. They sound horrible on my bass when they're new. I also wouldn't mind slightly lower string tension. And for groundwounds, they could certainly have a smoother finish. Any suggestions on a substitute? I'm looking for very present, warm mids, and a strong, punchy bottom end. I don't need a lot of trebble extension. I play finger style, and my amp will reproduce any highs that are there just fine. One string I haven't tried is the TI Jazz flats. I use these on my fretless. I like the mids and the highs, although on that particular bass (cheap-o korean ibanez) there isn't much low end. Not sure if it's the strings or the bass. I'm also not sure how much I'd like the low tension on my G&L. Any thoughts?