well I bought the FCS based on someone elses comments that it would go well with my Starks and I hadn't read any threads on the Belcanto's since I thought they were an acro string. I'll take a look at them again. I only bought the G & D strings so I guess I don't mind the expense so much (~$60). Only one real way to find out. The Doms were bright and mellowed out a bit for me but IMO they didn't darker substantially either. For the time being, I want something durable. As long as the FCS isn't as bright or nasal like Spiro Orch's I'm willing to give them a try. I may come back to the Dom's later but I'm not married to them for the moment. I'm seriously thinking of going to Gut at some point in which case I'll abandon my current set of strings. I dunno, I keep flipflopping just like everybody else I guess.