So I was sitting around today toying with various string combo ideas and came up with this one. Pirastro Chorda G Pirastro Eudoxa D European (Efrano) Plain gut A Pirastro Flexocor Thick E (gotta love those Pirastros ) My tried and true 1944 Kay M1 played mostly big band-style pizz with a little arco for dramatic effect. Granted, its pretty wild and a bit scattered, but I think it will achieve what I'm going for, which happens to be this: volume (not too much, but enough to hold its own against an acoustic guitar and congas), definition (enough to tell what note it is, but it doesn't have to sing. In fact, I'd rather it didn't), percussiveness (I want the lower 2 strings to be more of an intonated thud with a hint of sustain, the D and G need to be more defined but with a good dark quality to them). I think thats about it. Sort of sounds like I'm after the ultimate all-around set, doesn't it? Tell me what you all think.