Well, actually, I didn't just switch back. I switched yesterday. My Lo-Riders were getting "old" sounding, and I was just sick of it. I also found them too loose/wobbly despite everything I hear about them being some of the tightest stiffest strings. Fender strings are much tighter. Maybe I just had a freak set of Lo-Riders. So I switched back to Fender brand Stainless Steels and they sound SOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOD!!! Slapping and popping has a more define tone now. And so does everything else. These strings are so good. They are brand new and I can leave my tone on my passive Jazz on 10 and easily control the brightness with my plucking fingers. I can make them sound old or new. I found this harder to do with other sets of strings. I hope they last long. Anyone else try Lo-Riders but switch back to whatever brand they were using before? Was something wrong with my set of Lo-Riders?