I just saw an ad for some new Dean Markley strings designed for electric bass guitar. they are supposed to be easy on frets and fingerboard, so the strings are flat wound over the fingerboard and roundwound at the bottom between the end of the fingerboard and the bridge. This way they are supposed to retain some of the feel of roundwound strings and sound. I don't know if it works. But it made me think that, what if the same theory was applied to double bass strings, and if we got strings like the Eurosonic for instance and it had a different coat only at the end, between the fingerboard and the end of the string? Would that solve the eternal problem of bow x pizz? would that alone make a string bowable?