Hello- I am new to the UB, but I have some experience with electric bass. I recently purchased a used Roma fully laminated bass, and am looking to replace the Helicore Orchestral Mediums that are on the bass with something more favorable to pizzicato. 1. What are you using the bass for? Not sure where I'll end up, but it will certainly be at least 90% pizz. I enjoy most "roots" forms of music: old jazz/ swing, gypsy jazz, honky tonk, Americana, folk, etc. I also want to try to learn slap, as I know many rockabilly musicians. Finally, I would like the option of bowing (at least to learn how to do it), and I understand some strings aren't at all suitable for arco. I doubt I'll ever be much of a soloist... 2. What kind of sound are you looking for? Probably less sustain, more towards "thump" than not. 3. What kind of feel are you looking for? Medium or lower tension but I don't care for real thin strings. 4. What strings have you used in the past and what did you like/dislike about them? The bass came with Helicore Orchestral mediums, but they are the only strings (and the only upright bass) I've ever used. The E string seems stiff, especially stopping F & F#, but that could be a nut issue. Essentially, since I have no experience, I really can't offer much information other than what types of music I'm interested in learning to play. I'd like a versatile set of strings that I can learn on and experiment with and try many different genres. Right now, I've considered Evah Pirazzi/ Slaps, Jargar Dolce, Innovation Silver Slaps/ Super Silvers. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.