I've always used medium gauge or higher (105 for standard rounds, 109 on Labella flats for the E string) - I've always assumed the fatter the string, the better. I'm typically playing Precision Basses, so flats, etc work well on that. I now have a '74 Jazz bass that I'm really itching to play out. It's currently strung with Fender 7150 Pure Nickels, but I think it's choking that "Jazz" sound. Thinking about going with light gauge (100) DR Low-Riders Nickel Plated.... Good idea? Will I lose a lot of thump going lite gauge? I don't slap nor pick, but I do play a pretty heavy fingerstyle Recommendations?