I really like the feel of Spirocores. However, the price tag of most European strings is simply too high for me. So I was wondering if there were any American-made strings that feel similar to Spirocores. I'm not as concerned that they sound similar as there are many different sounds that I like. As long as the sound good, they don't necessarily need to sound like Spirocores. Right now I'm playing Evah Pirazzi strings. I don't like the feel at all. It seems to take much more effort to play my bass with Evah Pirazzis than it is to play basses strung with Spirocores. My old high school strung their bass with Spirocores and I loved the way they felt and my professor uses Spirocores on his bass and I also love the way it feels. This is why I'm going for a feel similar to these strings. I'm looking into D'Addario Helicore Hybrids right now as I'm a jazz player but I still play with the bow at times so I need something that will sound good both pizzicato and arco. Any thoughts? How is the tension and feel of these strings? Thank you!