Hi all, I've got a bit of a mystery on my hands. I bought my Warwick Corvette Proline 4 and loved the sound, but after about 4 months, I was thinking it was time for a change. I loved the sound when I fingered the string, but when slapping the E and A, it just sounded too unfocused for me, and I wanted something tighter. I thought maybe it was the string, so I decided to try something different. I put on a set of Ernie Ball Super Slinkies (45-105), and I'm supremely disappointed. The slap is definitely tighter, but I've lost that warm, middy, woody, and most importantly, growly sound I fell in love with. I'm finding the EB's just too bright and thin a sound for me. I tried dialing the zing out via EQ, but couldn't get that sound back. I'm thinking of going back to the old set of strings, except that maybe a new set of those strings might solve my slap-sound problem...and here's where I hit a snag. What strings came on this bass??? I could use a lot of help here from you knowledgeable folks (I'm a relative newbie on bass). Here are the clues I've got: - no wrappings on either end - ball ends are E - Brass A - Red D - Black G - Green - ~45-105 gauge - roundwound - doesn't look bright enough to be stainless steel (doesn't sound like it either), probably nickels, i doubt they're chromes. Could just be the dirt factor tho - store who sold it to me (Sherwood Music in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada) told me they'd put new strings on themselves a few weeks before I bought it - however, i played the same bass at an L&M in Toronto and it sounded the same, so I suspect they might be Warwick strings. If any of you kind folks can help me figure out 1) what the heck these strings are and 2) what strings I should get to keep that sound, but get a tighter slap I'd be heavily in your debt Thanks for reading through the verbosity!