Originally Posted by Bobby King
The happiest bass players are the ones who play Spirocores from birth until death.
It's tough to argue with that!
Most folks that get the "string fever" end up trying a bunch of different strings, only to end up with Spiro's- they then have a lighter wallet and a drawer full of strings...believe me, I have that drawer...actually it's a couple shoe boxes...but I digress...
There's no substitute for actual experience. If you REALLY feel like you need to find out what else is out there, go right ahead- you never know what you may find. You could end up back where you started, secure in the knowledge that you have exhausted all of the other possibilities...or you may not.
Also, Spiro's bow fine- they were designed as an orchestral string in the first place- that does not mean that you wont find strings out there that are easier to bow...but will they give you the pizz sound you are looking for? Maybe, maybe not...
Finally, with all due respect, I believe that when you are getting a new bass you should stick with a known quantity for strings- something familiar. Science warns us that changing too many variables in an experiment can make it difficult or impossible to follow what is going on.
That said, I would suggest Spiro's on the new bass- live with it a while, and THEN start screwing around with strings if you still feel you need to.