My DB has been on vacation for several months (It's up in NY I'm in DC , and I'm getting it back in a couple weeks. I only have about 2 years experience with DB (15 years on electric), and most of my DB playing has been classical or fairly straight jazz. I believe the strings on it now are spirocores. I want to start rocking out with this thing (MMW style). I have a K&K pickup for it which sounds pretty good, but I really don't like the strings. Obligatos seem like a decent option, they aren't insanely expensive, they're good for pizz which is all I care about really but I've heard them bowed and they sound good to me. However, I've heard a lot of complaints about them on here, including them only sounding good for a week, and the wrappings unwinding... My question is, are there any other good pizz strings in that price range (~100)? I know velvet strings get recommended a lot, or steel wrapped gut, but either way that's $300+ and I'm not sure I want to spend that much my first time buying strings for DB But, am I making a huge mistake being a cheapskate? Also, with some (most?) string changes you need to adjust the setup on the DB correct? What would I need to do going from spirocores to obligatos? I have a Shen SB-150 bass. Thanks!