Ok, I've been using Fender Superbass 8250 for my American J5 and they're nickleplated. I tried the DR longnecks (just a tapercore highbeam) and I HATED them. Felt like a file honestly. Nice tone but way too "zingy". Are all stainless roundwounds that way? I'm sticking with the Fenders anyway, I love 'em.