So what are my fellow F-Bass players using? I have a gorgeous BN-5 that I've yet to find the perfect strings for. Most of the time I use the bass in passive single coil mode because it sounds so damn good. Right now I'm in a Latin jazz group and a dub/reggae project. I play with pick or fingers, sometimes tap but rarely slap. My ideal sound is deep and clear with a full but not honky midrange. Here's what I've used so far: 1) Stock La Bella Super Steps-Didn't like these at all. Both the set that came on the bass and the identically gauged set I replaced them with died very quickly (even though I wipe strings clean after playing). These strings also have weird overtones, particularly higher up on the B and E. 2) D'Addario Medium XL's-These were my favorites. Really complex midrange, not too bright. B was pretty disappointing, though-maybe I'll try the Slowounds with the tapered B. 3) Adamas Medium Light Nickel-The best cheap strings I've found--flexible, good string to string balance, but not the most detailed sound overall. 4) Dean Markley Light Nickel-Plated Blue Steel-Dean Markley's the company I've had the best luck with over the years and I like these strings quite a bit. However, I think I'm coming to realize that I don't really like stainless steel in my bass strings. I'm thinking of checking out Slowounds, DR Sunbeams or Fatbeams, possibly TI Jazz Rounds. I have TI Flats on another bass; I've considered putting some flats on the F but I'm not sure they'd bring out the instrument's remarkable tone and sustain. Anyone using groundwounds or pressurewounds?