Hi Guys, I just bought a new bass (Fender Am Elite Dimension bass) which is my first bass with humbuckers and my first real active bass and the first bass I've owned with a maple board. I'm looking for a recommendation in strings and am open for any thing. Here are my likes and dislikes and what I will use the bass for: Likes: - I really like the tension of normal nickel strings (like the XL's) - I really like the smooth feel of flats - I Always like if strings compliment the bass itself, like how some strings just work so good with a P bass. Dislikes: - High string tension (actually I dislike low flexibility, string tension doesn't really affect me) - Strings that eat away my fingers (like some SS and for instance the Elixer strings) - changing strings every week - I tried my set of TI flats on this bass and it sounded verry unnatural, somewhat wrong. I do like the feel of these strings (altough some more tension would be welcome). Use for this bass: this will most likely become my main player in a wedding/party band where I'd need to play a lot of Funk, Disco and R&B, but also more modern pop. currently the bass has the factory fender nickel rounds on them. Sound is very decent and could totally live with them (but if I'd have this attitude and just be fine with what works okay, we would have a very small forum here). My style: I play with a pick and tend to use a lot of muting technique and dig in pretty hard. All recommendations are welcome, and I will probably order 3 different stringsets end of this month to test them all out. I'm very interested in what has worked very well for you on a comparable bass.