I started out with Rotosound strings and my fingers couldn't stand them. This was a stark contrast to the Ernie Ball Hybrid (.45-.105) I've been playing. I love how soft the EBs felt and they had a great balanced attack...when new. I dig the dead string sound when it comes to boomy low end jazzy stuff, but I use my bass for everything. I've heard great things about DR so I decided to pick up a pair. I ended up by some .50-.110 Highbeams and man oh man. These things are killer. A little rougher on the fingers, but not that much. The harmonics SING which is something EB's never do well. The high end is more "spanky". Just more complex sounding altogether. The low end is actually very boomy and these strings are just awesome. On a little side note, I had to buy a Bass EQ pedal because my amp doesn't have a graphic EQ. These strings (without EQ) sound like EBs (with EQ). After I dialed in some funk on the ole EQ... You get the idea. -Eric.