This string thing is driving me nuts. I currently have 2 Precisions. My go-to bass has DR Lo-Rider nickels. I don't have much of a problem with these tone-wise. I seem to be able to dial in a sound I like pretty quickly after everything's plugged in and the tension's perfect. My other P is virtually identical, down to the '62 Original pups. I've tried to dial in a tone with this bass wearing Chromes (not enough thump) and Sadowsky BL flats (too nasally-sounding). When push comes to shove and it's sound check time, I seem to give up and go to my P with the DR's and on goes the show. I can't seem to get rid of the 'honk' with the flats I've mentioned. I have a Sansamp RPM and I twiddle with the darn mid controls and I can't get rid of it. I am not saying I don't have enough highs. I am saying I can't get a decent non-honky tone. Should I try La Bella 760FL's next? I have La Bellas on my Beatle Bass CLONE and love the thing, but it's used mainly for acoustic shows. We play a variety of stuff, mostly classic rock, early-mid 60's and some country, whatever's danceable. Am I on the right track? Thanks.