I have a new bass coming this week. It is a MM Bongo. I am planning on setting it up for slappy style bass. I like light strings (no more than a .40 on the G). I haven't been able to find many places or brands where I can get a .35 G. I like a really bright sounding string. I was using Elixir bass strings, but they aren't my favourite. I use Status strings on my Steinberger (which I can do a custom set and get a .35 for the G, which I love). If anyone knows other companies that offer such a guage, please let me know. So, I am trying to get some advice on what you guys like to use for a slappy sounding bass. I really like clarity in the strings. I hate a dead sound. I don't really know the difference between stainless and nickel sounds. I know I like round wounds, as opposed to flat, except for my fretless. There are so many strings available, it is kind of hard to narrow it down. If I could get an idea of what guys with a similar sound like, then that gives me a starting point.