#1
I've been using Rotosounds regularly for a long time, and although I do like them a lot, I think it's time for a change.

I'm looking for a pretty round, clear tone that has some punch. I play a five-string standard gauge, and wouldn't mind experimenting with some heavier ones (135s, maybe?)

I've heard good things about Warwick and DR strings. Also Thomastik-Infelds, but they seem to be pretty light-gauge. Not to mention they're a bit on the expensive side. Same with Elixers.

I've already tried Ernie Balls and D'Addarios, and wasn't too thrilled.

Also, I live in Texas, so it's a no-go on Stadium Elites.
#2
If you want some good bright strings for cheap try www.webstrings.com

They are better than you would expect for the price, not in rotosound league though.

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#3
I don't really like too many others than Rotosound. I mean, they hold their tuning quite well compared to most others. I have heard good things about DR though, but I've never used em.
#5
DR is great.

but why do you have to change? you know what you like. stick to it.
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#6
D'Addarios are the only strings worth playing.
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#8
DR Sunbeams are probably the most consistent, balanced, high-quality rounds out there. I would recommend them even though I prefer Rotos for their bite and because I am a Jaco fanboy.
#9
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I like them, but I don't have enough experience with other brands to know if I like Rotos more than the rest.

I've played Fender, DR, Rotosound, Ernie Balls, Elites, D'Addarios, and of the above,

1) Roto
2) DR
3) Elites
4) Ernie Ball/ D'Addario
5) Fender

that is how I rank them.
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#10
Go with DR Highbeams if you like Rotosounds, but want something not quite as 'edgy'.

Edit: Dean Markley Blue Steels are also pretty damn good as well, but I've only had one set of them.
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