Ive read and read and still dont know which strings to try next. Im using DR Nickel Lo Riders 45-125 on my Ibanez 5 string. They sound pretty good but I have these issues with them. 1. The G string is quieter, thinner sounding and brighter than the rest. 2. String noise is way too loud. 3. Very rough feel. 4. B string seems too floppy to me. 5. They are warm but when playing live I have to cut the bass, crank the mids and treble to get a punchy defined sound, which makes the string noise really come out and this is driving me crazy, so Im done with them. I know trying strings is just part of being a bass player to find your own setup but it would be nice to hit on something better than the last for the next set. I want warm, punchy, defined and not boomy with minimal string noise, if that means anything. (and doesnt everybody?) On my bass Im getting string noise, very rough feel, a little nasally and an uneven sound. Boomy on the B and too thin on the G. Im thinking about 1. DR Sunbeams 2. Smith Compressors 3. DAddario Half Rounds 4. DAddario Chrome Flats. Any input would be appreciated.