My solid body Rondo special came with Aquila Thunderblacks. The E and A strings are a little sticky feeling and there is a scratchy attack on every string that kind of drives me nuts. I can minimize it if I dial out the highs and hit the string just right, but then it kind of looses some of the upright sound that I'm looking for. Aquila Thunderguts are the same dang thing in a cream color. Road Toad Pahoehoes aren't as sticky and have less string noise, but they are a major PITA to put on and tune up. They also have lighter and uneven string tension that doesn't play well with the under saddle piezo pickup. I already had to drill out the holes through the body to get the D and G strings on there. I don't really want to cut up my saddle for these strings. I can get a good approximation of their tone just by boosting the bass a little more with the Aquilas. Is there anything better?