Some of you may remember a thread a while back in which I asked for the string that could do everything: Pizz, slap, and arco. There was an almost unanimous vote for Weichs. Well I got 'em and they're great. Been playing on 'em for the past few months. I like them.... But don't love them. I'm finding lately that I'm desiring something a little tougher, and that's where the heavier gauges come in. Thing is, I don't quite now *how* big a jump it is. I'm located in New Haven, CT right now, but NYC is my usual spot... Is there anybody in either of these two areas gracious enough to lend their stark-strung bass for 5 minutes? Any suggestions otherwise, of course, are more than welcome. EDIT: I don't intend on doing much slapping with the new setup. The time will come for that, but that's not quite yet.