Just picked up my first acoustic bass this week, it's a Washburn AB10, and I love everything about it except the old rotting nickel strings on it. I'm not sure what I should string this baby up with now. I've got Chromes on my VM Jazz, and I love them, but I've read that Washburns don't take too kindly to all that tension. After doing some research I'm leaning towards tapewounds. I've also read that Labellas can be very girthy and require nut widening, and I'd like to avoid that. I'm not opposed to nickel if the tone is right. The tone I'm after dark and on the mellow side.