I am primarily a pizz player that bows at home when everyone else is out of the house. Overall I like the FCSs quite a bit. I especially like the physical feel of the strings. The open A stings sounds a tad metallic to my taste but I am hopeful that it will calm down slightly. This bass, in general, loves D strings. The FCS D sounds great, as have the Obligato and Velvet 180. Also, I just swapped out tailpiece cords for the $16 Pecanic cord. It gives the strings an overall lower tension feel that I like but the sound difference is negligible if any. The FCS E string feels great and sounds okay but lacks volume and presence on my set up. The volume is not way out of character for the other strings but is certainly on the low side of what I would prefer. Please share your thoughts on what you think a good E string would be. Thanks . . .