i'm new here, have been checking out the string forum for a bit- needed to buy new strings, couldn't figure out what to do. Strings I have on my bass now are about 8 yr. old Spriocore Orch, with D'Addario Orch G. Have been playing Spiros for a long time. I've tried D'Addario full sets, didn't love them. Pizzicatos bow better than Hybrids, go figure. Tried Pirastro Jazzers awhile back, sold them but don't remember why- guess I didn't love them. Used Spiro E & A with Oliv D & G, wasn't right for me. Read about and almost bought Obligatos, but too many horror stories. Just ordered a new set of Spiro Orch from Quinn Violins after much deliberation. Sometimes you just have to go with what works, I guess. That's my story, I'm sticking to it.