However, After reading all 1000+ threads all I have is a huge headache. Its very hard for a beginer to follow all those brands. Here is my situation. New borrowed DB. I will play 90% jazz pizz. I will only bow for my DB lessons, plactices, and scheduled quarterly concerts. I am "starting" level so I have a good excuse to sound bad when bowing. The DB lessons are just an excuse to borrow the DB. I do however play jazz at a local small gig/jam. I will also record and play pizz at home. I will be using a mike. I will have to put the strings on myself. Can you guys each tell me 3 string sets that will be suitable for me? Thankx and sorry if you are tired os string posts. Its a 3/4 blonde, i dont know if its a good DB but I already luv it.