Hi all, Quick version - I need low tension strings that sound great on a fretless phenolic board (TIs have been tried but the sound did not work for this particular bass). Hoping for something easy on the fingerboard with nice articulate mids and highs. Long version I'm hoping all you knowledgeable folk can help me out with some recommendations. I have tried the search function and found some useful info, but ultimately have not solved my problem. I have a mm cutlass 1 with a fretless phenolic board (not sure if it was a factory fretless or a later de-fret, but either way it's well done). As many know, these graphite necked basses had no truss rod, and some ended up being problematic. My neck is not warped, but when using chromes or half rounds, I end up with more relief than I would like, and I fear leaving these high tension strings on will permanently bow the neck. So, I'm looking for a low tension alternative, and I want something that doesn't damage the fretboard, as there is already some marking on it (it had rounds on when I bought it), and I do not want it to get worse and would prefer not to have to treat the board on this rare bass. The bass doesn't have a lot of "mwah" to begin with (not sure if this is typical with phenolic or not), but it does have a nice clear, articulate, and authoritative sound (depending on the strings, see below). So far I have tried the following: d'addario half rounds - 105-45 - the best sounding so far (great, actually), but the tension was too high for the neck d'addario chromes - 105-50 - sounded good, though lacked definition, and put way too much relief into the neck TIs - These seemed like a good choice due to the low tension, and they put very little stress on the neck (very slight relief), but the tone with these strings on this particular bass is very dull and lifeless So far I'm thinking DR Legends, as I've heard they are lower tension flats. I've read that these are more "old school" type flats, however, and I'm hoping to find something with a more modern tone (a little zing and mid/hi definition would be nice). Thanks in advance to all. As we all know, strings are subjective and one brand may sound great on a particular bass and not so great on another. I'm specifically hoping for response from people with fretless phenolic experience, but any advice/recommendations are appreciated.