Ok -- here's the question, preceeded by some belly-aching. Looking for a change in my string thing. I played Spiros Solos for about a year, looking for a good string for both arco and pizz. I have to say that I liked the Solos pretty well. The sound when at Archestra pitch is pretty cool, and they bow easily -- but bright as hell. My bowing technique is up to the point where don't need the help of the light strings so much and am looking to get into some heavier strings so that I have my pizz volume back for all the acoustic playing that I do, and at the same time want a darker string. Spirocore E and A are just fine for me, but the D a G are the question mark. I've had on / tried: Spiros (D and G blow with the bow, tone-wise) Spiro Solos Spiro Weichs (don't like them either) Dominants (pretty good, but stiff as hell, as I recall) Obligatos -- OK. Would buy them over many strings, but not interested right now. Original Flexocors -- G string sucks. D string is beautiful arco, but not so great pizz. Flatchrome Steel -- Bow well, but the pizz sound doesn't kill me. Pyramids -- after the old man retired the quality went to hell and hasn't come back as far as I know. D'Addario -- hate them all for anything. Here's the thought/question. Although I'm generally not into the gut sound, I have played a couple of gut setups that I could almost stand. One was a NOS set of Red-O-Rays, and the other were Olives, which were a little to dark for me, but tolerable. I was then thinking about Eudoxas as these are to be a little brighter and much sustainier. As they are steel wrapped, and I have had a chance to bow the Olives, I think I could deal with arco on these strings. How would those with experience -- and knowing my taste in sound a bit -- make book on my liking the Eudoxas? Given the price of the damned things I'd just like to bounce things offa folk before I spend.