Hello. I am having a great deal of string trouble at the moment, and was looking for some help from those with more experience. Let me give you the background: I am a music student, I like to be 50/50 arco and pizz. Classical and Jazz/rock, with some opportunity to play in the local symphony orchestra. I have been studying the Rabbath technique for a few years now, and therefore the bass (Gliga 3) was set up for the usual Corelli 370m's. Which is what I have become used to. The problem is that whilst the 370m's are good with the bow (albeit quiet), they are not so good pizz. (More like a twangy louder un-amped electric bass). So i keep on with my bow technique...missing the pizz. So I have tried various strings on my student budget: Gliga 3 Bass. Corelli 370 TX Ok, bit scratchy for arco + maybe too loud, same pizz sound as 370m but louder. Evah Wiechs: Ok"ish" arco, but not the right pizz sound for me. Spirocore Solos Tuned down with a Wiech E. THIS was the perfect pizz sound for me, but the arco is harsh and dynamic control very limited really, also I am used to lighter strings. I played the spiro's with a small classical ensemble, too loud + cutting. (but that Pizz sound...dark and bright plenty of mwah and definition!) So I am back to the 370ms, and I am unsatisfied to the point of.........despite how easy they are to bow for that semi-cello solo arco sound. Can anyone suggest any alternatives given this info? I don't live within 3000km of a shop to try anything out. Thanks in advance for any ideas. Appreciated. NTBass.