Hey all! So to sum it up quickly: I'm a bass player who plays in an alternative rock group that play aggressive grungy/alt rock/ metal, often with chilled or jazzy verses or bridges. For my sound I use an Ampeg SVT with an overdrive for a very aggressive clanky/grindy hi-middy big tone with a big but tight bottom end and then switch off the distortion for playing chords or arpeggios which have a nice definition with my current amp settings. With regards to this sound in studios it's easier to achieve with the use of different basses for the two different sounds, however not so easy or efficient to swap basses mid song. My aggressive sound suggests I should use stainless steel (in past I have favoured rotosound swing 66's and D'addario Pro Steels) but these days I am also looking for an additional warmth to the string. I realise these are two essentially opposite tones but just curious as to what can be suggested. I recently tried using Dunlop Nickel Super Brights which when worn in seemingly sound fantastic and seem to be a good middle between nickel and stainless steel, however they are so ridiculously bright at first that I have to aggressively cut treble and high mids on my amp to get back to my 'usual' clanky grind. I'll stick with these if no one else can come up with anything, but just curious as to what you all might suggest!