Hello fellow bassists, I will appreciate your advice: I am looking for a solo A string (first string): -Ideally I would like a solo A string with an extremely dark open A, the rest is not so important as long as the string is a good professional arco string. I am experimenting with tuning in 5ths, and I would like to be able to play open A's once in a while in the orchestra without sticking out too much. -I usually don't like weak strings with very light gauges or light tension (corellis for example) but if the open A is discreet I will still consider them. -I play nearly 100% arco, classical, orchestral -I am currently using a solo Evah and I am surprised to say that the open A sticks out quite a bit. Obviously solo strings are built with soloistic projection in mind. I have also tried a couple of orchestral pirastro G's tuned up (I know, I know !) and the results are still much brighter than the usual orchestral sound. Thanks !!