Well the title says it all. I prefer stainless sound on my Jazz bass elite5 and I currently use rotos swing bass 5string. The sound is really nice, I especially love the feel of the 5th string, but see the title problem. Is there a way to overcome this? Fast fret doesn't help (well it does for a tune or two, then same story), elixir stainless also don't work because the 5th string sounds pretty bad compared to rotos. I tried other strings (stainless dean markleys, drs, daddario etc) and it's pretty much the same story. I could say that rotos are the harshest to my fingers of them all (they all feel like scraping the concrete floor). Ironically I like the sound they give. Even after cca 60hrs of playing them they still feel like sand paper. Is there a way around it or should I accept the fact that stainless are too harsh for my hand and return back to nickels? Thanks for any input guys (and girls), I appreciate it. Edit: I could easily overcome the strings harshness. The problem is that my fingers get stuck while playing it which annoys the crap out of me. Really hard to play those smooth funky lines when you get stuck on a 16th note groove.