Hi! I've been reading every other post almost at this strings section of Talkbass for the past maybe two years, and learned a lot, and tested a looot of strings. I'm looking for a stainless steel string for my Fender standard american jazz bass, as the multiple strings I've tested have led me to the insight that I most like a stainless rounds sound on this particular passive bass. I've hade, hm, let's see DR Fat Beams on it and liked them a lot (after testing a looot of nickels, which I've loved except they get TOO dull/sometimes undefined for my taste, the brands I've tested so far at least) and a bunch of others, GHS flats, TI flats... and now, since a year back, Labella Deep talkin' Rounds 45-110 or whatever the heaviest gauge was. I'm totally loving the tone of these, especially in the low register, and it's an ok mids, and, well, there's something about the highs that I don't like but I don't know really what it is. A little harsch, but yet... not harsch, I don't know. I've had a lot of strings on my mind for my next try in my search for 'the string' for this bass, and I thought the Labella were it, but I know that I want a thinner gauge, not the same stiffness and a bit more balanced kind of string, with a hint more growl, more highs and especially mids, with not a too rough texture on them. As I think the majority of the answers to the question 'what should I get' will be the personal taste of whomever writes, not actually considering what I'm looking for, I'll just say, what do YOU use for not-so-old-school-as-possible-funk and solo/small band setting jazz on a passive jazz? : ] So, no flats considered, have tested most, do not want on this bass. No nickels. I've thought about Circle K/Kalium as they are balanced and seem nice, so nickel/iron alloys and pressurewounds, sure if they are up to the steel sound (not harsch steel like LaBella or D'addario...). I'm sorry for my lack of correct grammar, I'm no native speaker in English. Will be looking forward to the storm of 'choose this string, no this string's!