i used to love to play my little green mikro, but when the strings i usually use went dead, d'addarios didn't totally make me happy. they weren't bad, but i found myself playing other basses more. i tried some extra light short scale fender strings on it recently, and the magic is back. i find myself playing it for hours every day. it doesn't just sound better, the strings are so responsive. isn't it amazing the difference the right strings can make?