Thanks to all for contributing to the various Velvet discussions. I'm learning a great deal. I had Anima's for a while. I should have kept them on far longer based on what I'm reading. The E was awful with the bow I felt, but it seems from the threads that they improve over time. The volume was great, as was the pizz tone. For those who have tried both, are the Compas 180's comparable in volume to the Anima's? What are your perceived differences in playability with the bow, and pizz sustain. The Compas 180's are touted as the "orchestra only" offering, but I've also seen product descriptions that state that they have a lot of sustain. From you guys, whose opinions I take seriously and trust more than marketing: what's the truth?