I originally strung my Ric 4003 with Hi-Beams, but as my obsessions took over, I tried, Lo-Riders (both the nickel and steel versions), and most recently Fat Beams. Whenever I put on new strings, it's always 'these are great' merely because they are either new, or different. But as I played the Fat beams, they seemed stiff, almost too stiff for me. I went back to Hi-Beams, they felt easier to play. I suppose in my old age, (51) I really like strings with ease of playability as my other Ric has Ti Flats. Anyone else re-discovering the low tension side of life besides me?