That's some good preaching Johono5 ! I could not agree more. I loved your comment about Obligatos being wet noodles. That's just the way I feel about them. I just ordered a set of Pirastro Chromcors, it was a piece of advice from Francois. They are supposed to have that same stiffness of the Dominants. I needed a steel string that resembled the Dominants because I take my bass apart once in a while (I have a bass with a detachable neck), so the breakage factor could be a problem in the long run. I'll keep you guys posted.