My new Valenti hollowbody J is uber bright and modern sounding. Ash/maple/Nord single coils/saowsky preamp. It came with DA ProSteels, which are some of the brightest, zingiest out there, IMO. So, I've tried several different string sets on it, trying to lose some zing, and add some woody, mid-rangey warmth, to get it to sound a bit more like my ash/maple Sadowsky MV5; which is just pure magic. That Sadowsky has always worn Sadowsky Blue Steel, though recently I put Dunlop SS on it with similarly nice results. So: I tried Dunlop SS, Pedulla SS, DA XL170, Dunlop Nicklel Lakland Nickel... The results were kinda freakish, in that this bass sounded nearly the same with every string; it really "holds onto it's personality." At any rate, I'm looking, I think, for some nickles to warm it up and calm it down... Suggestions please?