I recently got a BSX Allegro (used on TB) that is a very nice bass, well made, fun to play, nice built-in pre-amp etc. BUT, it had way too much sustain and didn't sound or feel like playing a DB. Almost sounded more like a BG with that Looooooooooooong sustain. The bass came to me with 1/2 size Spirocore Weichs, I also found (on TB) a 1/2 size set of Spirocore Mittels. Same problem. I tried damping the strings with foam just above the bridge. See that thread here: UPDATE: EVEN BETTER Make you EUB sound (more) Like Your DB Go to post #19 But in the end it turned out I had the wrong (length) strings. Francois Blais explained to me that by putting a string designed for a 38 inch mensure on a bass with a 41 inch mensure meant I was tuning them too high (for the string length) which caused higher tension and much more sustain. Well, the proof of the pudding was in following Francois' advice and putting the proper 3/4 size string on the bass - despite having to cut most of the silk winding end off because of the very small peg box. IT WORKS. In fact, it works so well that I pulled the ad I had put up for the bass and am going to keep it and really enjoy playing it. So I guess there are two lessons here: One: determine the string size you need by the mensure (length from bridge to nut) and NOT by the overall size of the bass. Two: look to the collective wisdom of TalkBass to help solve problems. That works too. Thanks, Francois !!