Having played several laminated basses imported by Howard Core, or as he spells it "Kohr" on the label. I've purchases two of these, which i've mentioned and kind of reviewed on another thread. Can anyone tell me about the strings that they come with? From pics i've seen of Christophers, the thread colors indicate that they might come with these strings as well. I know you can order the better carved models of these basses with your choice of strings, but i'm talking about the laminates. And John, what about Shens? Do the less expensive models come with strings made in China? My question, I guess is, is anyone besides me really impressed with these strings? I think they're one of the best all-around arco/pizz strings i've ever played on. I guess it's a little early to tell whether they're going to hold up for any length of time. Does anybody know what the hell i'm talking about here?