G'day darls, I just bought a Stingray (about 2 months ago), anyay the strings that it came with, Ernie Balls, obviously, are filthy and pretty old sounding. The thing is: I bought some new trings (so I could have that twangy metallic new sound again)..put the new strings on and took them straight off again! Older strings sound better on my Stingray? They sound warmer and softer, slapping is not quite so responsive and thumpy - - more deep, warm and boomy, more tonal. Does anyone else have this experience?