Finally got around to putting a set of the new Kalium Strings SS strings on my bass to see how they sounded. I had a new set of the nickel's, so I did some A/B testing and made a video out of it. There's a mini review in the video, but in summary: - They're not super bright like some brands of stainless - They actually seem to be a little warmer/punchier than the nickel hybrids - The nickel hybrids have a bit deeper lows and slightly more ultra-highs - The stainless seem to have a more pronounced upper midrange, so they get a good finger style punch, and a good pick attack, and a very even tone for distortion (at least I thought so) - They're slightly rougher than the nickels, which is generally the case with stainless strings, but the difference wasn't as much as some other brands. - They're slightly stiffer feeling than the nickels, but I think they're still more supple than most brands (which is of course one of selling points of Kaliums) Overall I'm pretty happy with them. We'll see how they sound when they're old; if the more midrange-heavy sound lends itself to a duller tone when they're old, or if they retain their punch a bit better. Only time will tell!