Played bluegrass w/ Supernils on my old Kay for years and have always been happy. People tell me I get a good tone. I'm always in demand. But evidently, I don't know much, as consensus on here is they're POS. I like the soft feel, the way they decay nicely w/out having to damp. I like the low tension on my decrepit old bass. I like high action and digging when I need to. I like the price. They're all I've ever used and I've never felt inclined to change. I get plenty of volume and a nice round tone can can be heard acoustically for 1/2 mi on a crisp clear night around the campfire. I've played steel strings and don't like em. If I played a lot of notey jazz and used low action ok, but thats not my gig. I know other good bluegrass bassists use them and get a good sound, but I've played their basses and steel is not for me. Kills my fingers, esp. the right hand, hate them skinny little G & D strings. I've played all gut strings onother old Kays. Good sound, but to me not enough better than the sound I get to justify the expense, maintainace, and tuning hassels. But I'm begging to think maybe I'm missing something. Never played any wound gut or composite strings. I'm thinking if theres any way my sound could improve, and about all I can come up with is maybe a little more punch on my E and A, esp the E is a little muddy. Moreso when amplified. So what do yall reccommend I try? Its about time for a new set anyway so Id be willing to give a whole new set a go as long as it didn't set me back over 150 or so. I wanna keep roughly same diameters and string tension, but a little more articulation on the A&E. Something thats bowable would be neat, but not really necc. Have at it yall.