I've cycled through quite a few sets of strings since I bought my EBMM Stingray. I started out with the stock Ernie Ball Slinkys (decent tone, too flimsy), then gave D'Addario ProSteels a try (bright, well-balanced, rough). Then, I tried D'Addario XLs (warmer, growly, smooth). Then, I used Rotosound Swing Bass 66 strings (rough, bright, growly). Now I'm back to my old set of D'Addario XLs, which were hardly used. I loved them back then, and I love them more now. Nickel roundwounds seem to be the perfect match for Stingray-driven rock and metal, IMO. I love stainless steel, but they generally seem too bright for a Stingray, and dialing back the treble just isn't the same. I'll still be experimenting with strings in the future, but I have yet to be happier than I am with D'Addario XLs. So... what type of roundwound string do you prefer on your 'Ray for rock, alternative, metal, punk, thrash, etc.? Vote and explain!