36 months ago I was using Spiro's with a Stark E. Great sound but the E was slow to speak. 24 Months ago tried something crazy... mixed Labella Nylon tapewound G & D with something else. Surprisingly good. Got some great comments from folks. 18 months got tired of the differences in string tensions with the Nylons. Didn't feel right. I hankered to try gut. Gamut Lyons. Fun, loud, lotsa thump. 15 months ago got fed up with tuning issues with Lyon E & A. Replaced with Anima E & A. 13 months ago got fed up with tuning issues with G & A Lyons. Switched to Olives instead. Yeah this is it. One of the best ever - or so I thought. 6 months ago got annoyed at my intonation maybe caused by differences in string gauges (*** I was thinking at time). Switched to full Animas. LOVED IT! Loud, articulate, great even tension. This week, Anima G winding broke. Was hankering for more sustain cuz I'm messing with more double stops and such. On a whim put on a full set of Labella Nylons that were sitting in the closet. Floored how good they sound. ***? I was going to toy with 5ths tuning and have a set on order but now I'm undecided if I want to use them.