Since I've buyed my Epiphone Viola, I always researched for tighter strings. A more jazzy tone. Less zingy. I just received La Bella Flats from a TBer and I just can't stop. Flats have all what I always liked! You don't even feel them when you play, they are so smooth. Great sounding, great playability. I can't ask for more! I just wanted to share!