Fellow Bass Players, I'm a young bass player. I've been playing double bass since about 2002. Before I owned my own bass I used my high school's carved bass with Spiros. When I got my own bass, they came with Helicore Pizz. I enjoyed the really bright tone when i was playing mostly jazz but obviously hated the scratchy bow tone. I've owned the bass for almost a year now and in college, i play just as much bow as i do pizz. But there is one weird problem that I saw with the Helicore pizzicatos. In the one year I had them, i've gone through many A strings. Other strings have broken sometimes but the A breaks way too often. I had been playing with pretty high action but now have lowered it once I realized the strings were breaking too much. I've even bought a new bridge with a thicker cut because i thought that maybe the cut was too sharp. It has cost me a lot of money and I ran this problem by the guy who sold me my bass and he said that his Helicore Pizz As have been breaking as well. I have switched to Obligatos now because the seem like a good Hybrid string Has anybody else had this problem or noticed what is happening?