Hi guys and gals! So: Roto66 ''Swing Bass'' strings come both in the classic stainless steel formula AND nickel plated steel, these days. I guess that when our lord and saviour John Entwistle contributed to create that string, it was only steel. I've got a few questions then. 1) When did the nickel plated alternative first come out? 2) How do they compare? Which one do you prefer? Consider that so far I've used just whatever my old bass had on and changed the strings I broke, so I have almost no experience with strings. Since I got my P-Bass (two months ago) I began to know the Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinkies, because that's what the guy who sold me the bass put on it before selling (and that's good, because it's one of the strings I wanted to try, indeed). They're pretty good, but they lack growl and have too much oomph, in my opinion (although I'm not sure if it's because of the bass/pickup itself or the strings per sè). Also, I'm mostly interested in hearing your opinions and hearing what you do with your bass (pick or fingers, genres played, clean or distorted, picking area on the string... say what you want), to have a better context of your opinions, but I'd like some reccomendations too, if you don't mind. And I'm a fan of dead strings, so keep that in mind if you want to reccomend me one or the other. The reason why I'm interested in steel Roto66 is because of their fame for ''mid growl, scruffiness, huge low-end and (although just when new, I guess) clankiness'' and I play with a pick, mostly picking near the neck and always distorted.