hi! this is the thing: since i live in uruguay i dont have the chance of trying out many different brands/gauges, so my experience is limited. i own a lakland 4-94 and a warwick corvette fretless. for the lakland i have GHS bommers (0.40) and for the fretless i have earnie ball roundwounds (0.45) im definatly a 0.40 player, the 0.45 rounds seem to have many of tension for me, but the proble is that in uruguay the only flats are those (the store run out of 0.40 and they are not planning to get more). i like how the earnie ball sound and plays, but maybe is there other brand that you can recomend me... and for the lakland: it plays GREAT with 0.40, but i feel that the GHS`s i installed 2 months ago are not ment fo that bass, im looking for something that can acentuate the growl of the bass. (im a big slapper so bright is also a must) im planning on making an order to music123.com, and buying 2 sets for the fretless and maybe 3 or 4 for the lakland. can you recomend me a set of 0.40 flats? maybe ill get earnie ball 0.40 plus something else to try. also, what do you recommend me for the lakland? i used to play earnie ball extra Slinky untill the store run out of them, i shall get these? or theres anything that sounds-plays-longs better? well, thancks for any advice and input!