Here's the story. I play a 1997 Warwick Corvette standard (bubinga) 4-string active. The best strings I've played on them, to my hands and ears, are SIT Silencers 45-100. They feel buttery smooth, do not ravage my fingers or frets, and the feel & tension are light enough for nimble riffing but have enough tension that it's not loose or floppy. In addition, the Silencers add warmth, fatness, and smoothness to my bass's tone. But me and my infinite fetish to try all kinds of strings wound up trying Ken Smith Compressors and I hated them. They were rough, coarse, stiff, and the tone was too twangy and nasal. Cut to now. I had to lose those Compressors and the strings I got from the music store were DR Nickel Lo-Riders. Certainly not my ideal like the SIT Silencers are in terms of feel and all that, but the Lo-Riders are really starting to grow on me. My first impression was "these strings are good, but not the holy grail everyone hypes them up to be" but they are growing on me enough that I'm contemplating trying a set of DR Sunbeams on my semi-annual pro setup this summer. And here I thought I was ready to stick with the winner (Silencers) but DR brings the stringpokemon "gotta try 'em all" fetish back. So who here has had experience with both the Sunbeams and the Silencers? How would you compare them in terms of feel (smoothness) and tension? Are they fret and finger ravagers or are they buttery smooth? Are the Sunbeams traditional roundwound or are they compression wound? I know the standard answer is probably going to be "try them under your fingers for yourself" but I still like to collect opinions before plunging into things. Part of me wants to stick with the winner, but part of me also likes to try things even though change can bring about failed experiments.