i feel like those guys trying to find WMDs .... i have recently come into some lightly used Spirocore Orchestras and some lightly used new Flexocors. Been changing em round and checking them out. originally my bass had helcore pizzicato strings on it that came with the bass. i have been getting a pretty good arco sound but it was a lot of hard coming - now i know why! the helicores are so so metal sounding! even the hybrids (my friend has them on his bass) that i tried are so so metal. back to my testing of the spiros and flexos absolutely loved the sound of the flexocor G and D strings ("thats the sound" i cried) but the E and A are really really flabby and **** with pizz. real shame but it would be too much of a compromise for a one bass man. onto the spiros obviously the spiros sounded good pizz. but i think it is a bit too common a pizz sound and my ears are looking for something a bit darker. the arco sound was quite good but a little bright i thought. still i don't know why everyone cusses they're arco scratchyness? they seemed quite unscratchy to me - but maybe that was because i had been breaking rocks in the hot sun with the helicore pizz anyway suggestions for what i should try to match with the new flexicore G and D? or maybe a set of strings i could try that are like the flexos but with more power and definition on the E and A. nothing can match that flexocor G and D sound i heard today and the look on my face!!!