I got my MIA 60th Anniversary P-bass back in February of this year. I've gone through several string changes since then, in my quest to find the perfect strings for this bass. Yeah, yeah, flats are better on P's. We've all heard that, and for the most part I believe it, too. The stock Fender strings were fabulous. I left them on until they were completely dead, and considered getting another set, but ended up going with Chromes instead, since that's what was on all of my other basses. However, this particular bass just doesn't quite do it for me with my normal Chromes. I love it for a few weeks, then I'm off to try something else. So far, I've had the light gauge Chromes. Loved them, but when I did some jamming in a rock/metal situation, the flats just didn't work as well. So I switched. Off with the Chromes, on went the DR Low Riders (SS). LOVED THEM!! Nice and punchy with some real "hair" when the tone is opened up. Now the DR's are dying, and it's time to try something new. This time I'm gonna try D'Addario EXL160TP (medium gauge rounds, .050-.105) I'm expecting a few days for them to settle in and to have to do a full setup, since I'm changing gauges. I got a 2-pack of these, so I'll be sticking with them for at least a few months, but if they fight me too much I can see the Chromes going back on. I'm really used to playing with flats, so I keep falling back on them. I've got a set with almost six months on them if I don't like the D'Addarios. Next up is a set of TI's, if I don't dig the D'Addarios. Shouldn't be an issue though, since I used D'Addarios in a lighter gauge before and was ok with them. Anywhoo, just figured I'd document my string quest here, and if I change again, I'll add to this.