I just bought a set of those new EB Super Slinky 5s (.040-.125) after trying to hunt them down all over town. The previous set was Rotosound Swing Bass 665s, which were of the same gauge. When I first put them on last August, they sounded and felt like the best strings I ever used on that bass, but I thought that had much to do with the gauge. Needless to say I wasn't very happy with the new strings. They feel "cheap." And this is not a slam against EB, I tried a set of slinkys years (med gauge) ago, and thought they were okay. The fingerstyle tones are fine, but I'm not happy with the slap tones. ESPECIALLY the way the G sounds when it's slapped...Also I kinda missed the red cloth ends on the Rotosounds. Man. What to do...Am I gonna have to live with these strings for the next few months? I guess the silver lining in this cloud is that Swing Bass 665s are the set for me.