Always liked Daddario's then i changed my guitar and hated them and started to really like DR tight fits.EB's are kinda usefull when they are fresh out of the package. Blue Steels where similar to EB's for me. Coated strings im still waiting to try them out so i can't comment. It seems to me that different strings brands react better or worse depending on the guitar/pickups, so im not trying to find the best strings ever. For bass , stainless steel seems the only way for me to achieve a great tone but they so expensive here .$85 or so for a pack. What are your favorite strings and why?