Thanks for the prompt advice and response. I'd work towards improving both my technique and still experiment with the strings.
I'm basically looking for something that's easier to start vibrating as compared to helicore med.
Tommy could be right, it could be a technique issue, a bow issue, or even the bow hair not catching on the strings properly because of the rosin issue, or even an issue due to old strings (I don't know how long the strings were on before I purchased the bass)
Given that my technique is consistent (consistently good, or even consistently lousy, let's assume consistent technique for whoever wants a change of strings), I'd love to test out different/various grades of strings that'd really be easier to start.
Last edited by sonicbas : 01-02-2013 at 02:26 AM.