The good news is that I just picked up my new Christopher hybrid 3/4 Busetto and it is beautiful. The Helicore hybrid strings, however, sound very "plingy" and thin for pizz. Frighteningly thin with a lack of depth. I have only about 3 or 3 hours of playing time on the bass so I know that there is a breaking in period. My question is about how long does it take for helicore hybids to break in? Thanks . . .