Like most of us, I've tried many strings on each of my basses. Finally tried La Bella 45-100 flats, through body. These strings brought the bass to life. Compared to Chromes the fundamental is more distinct. The biggest noticeable change is that the wood vibrates much more acoustically. I always love the feel of a guitar or bass that you can feel rattle your chest. Amplified it is the tone of Motown, Jamerson and more important the tone I've been looking for. The feel is what basses felt like in the 60's, tension seems a touch more than Chromes, a good thing. The string feels a bit more plush or high end, I don't miss the slick feeling Chromes tend to have. Got them overnight from Basstrings online at the best price I could find. I always thought all strings were made the same, La Bella and Chromes are worlds apart. It is too early to tell if I'll miss the high end of the Chromes, but the trade off is getting a solid E and A string. The thud be with you.