Quote: Originally Posted by Gearhead43 View Post I've also heard very good things about the Superflexible Solos and the Flexocore Solos. I have a BIG hand carved romanian 3/4. The string length is 43 inches (109cm) and currently I'm using Piastro Permanents on it (that are waaaay overdue). The tension is quite high. I do consider myself more of a classical player, but latley I've been playing more pizzicato in my band and jazz gigs. I just got out of a jazz gig today and plucking never felt so hard. Is this from the tension? Old strings? Well, I have a solo Piastro Flexocor set that I'm thinking of putting on and tuning down to orchestral tuning. Will this make the bass a bit easier to play? However, I'm scared this will sacrifice my tone and lack vibration on arco orchestral/classical playing. I'm pretty sure since the strings are obviously thinner it would make it easier, but I don't want to make it hard to bow or just simply make my bass sound like crap. any suggestions? If not the Flexocors, are there any regular orchestral sets that would accommodate what I want? Any info will be greatly appreciated!