I'm on a mission. I'm trying to find a brand and gauge which has both the feel and tone I like. The feel is easiest to describe flexible light gauge:- dr fat beams 40-100 or d'addario XL220 (apart from stiff D)at a pinch ti jazz round are slightly too flexy on E + A The sound .. tricky, nickel, bouncy with a throaty burp when digging in or slapping :- the D from the XL's does it but not the other strings. ernie extra slinky 40-95 have the right sound if detuned a tone but I dont want to. a warwick thumb has much the right sound, in sanitized form. TB'ers pet strings which haven't set my ears or fingers alight.. sunbeams- just too bright and sharp on an mvp. popping the c on the g string makes me wince and just not 'burpy' TI jazz round- a bit too understated in the treble, way too growly digging in on p pickup but gorgeous on the buzz (fretless mvp) I play lightly with low relief and action, mostly fingerstyle some slap and plectrum. the mvp (for those that don't know) is all maple, through neck with ebony board, so is naturally broad spectrum and tends to harsh treble with bright strings like (any) DR. the lows are deep and clear pause for breath! can anyone help me, I'm spending a fortune I can't really afford!