Just wanted to offer a belated (six months??) thanks for your help. Thanks for recommending the Permanents. Just what I was hoping for. Much more friendly than the D'Addario orchestrals and hybrids. Orchestrals required some fight to put in motion and the hybrids had that problem plus lacked life under pizz. BOTH seemed to be just too high-tensioned and uncomfortable. The Permanents respond with little effort and right on time and feel better overall. Surprisingly, the pizz volume is pretty big too! I'm sure the D'Addario's work well for some people but I'm done with them. Thank You.