Well - I got the right strings now. Before I got the Roto 77s (45-105) I was about ready to lock this MIM-P in the closet with my Beatles coat and my golf clubs (which I don't play any more either). I finally got the sound I was looking for. Let's call it "Rocky Road Chocolate Grunt". Yup. What I wanted was that sm-oo-th Motown bottom and I just knew I could find it. At least my P can get to see daylight again - still in the shadows of my SR500 of course!