And I HATE the bright-sound. I play 50/50 fingerstyle/pick, and I can't explain the kind of sound I want. Just not bright! I thought it'd wear off afterawhile, NO! I've played them after eating greasy foods, in hopes that it would deaden them. NO Grrr, I hate EBs Shellac's (My favorite band) bassist plays with rottosounds, and I love his tone. I also heard Jaco played with rottosounds, so, so far Rottosounds are looking good. But I hear they tear up your fingers ;/ I play an MIM J, think rottosounds are right for me? What kind should I get?