I typically play my Squier VM Jazz V, which I currently have strung with Regular Slinkies. These things are rough on my fingers (plucking hand)! Admittedly, I don't play a ton. I serve on the worship team at church once a month, and beyond the week that I'm on, family obligations currently keep me from playing. So yes, if I practiced more I'd have better calluses built up and this probably wouldn't be an issue. I'm used to developing blisters, and when I do popping and gluing them is usually sufficient, but this Sunday I tore right through the triple coat of super glue and skin and noticed halfway through our set that I was bleeding all over my bass! The sound guy was stoked, he thought it was pretty metal. I think I'd like to stay with rounds to keep the brightness, but I'm also open to accepting that I might need to move to half rounds or something as a compromise. I also apologize in advance, I'm sure this question has been asked 200 times in this forum, but I unfortunately don't have time to pour through the previous posts to find my answer. I do need all of your invaluable input though! Let me learn from your experience! Thanks all!