Love this site and this is my first post on Talkbass. I have a specific question regarding string selection. I've been spending lots of dough experimenting with different types of strings and have finally found what makes me the happiest....gut strings. (I primarily play bluegrass on an old 1940 Kay). So I currently have the following strings on my bass: G - GAMUT CONTRA BASS LYON G-1 Medium gauge (2.10mm) D - GAMUT CONTRA BASS PISTOY D-2 Medium gauge (2.90mm) A - Eurosonic Light (2.80 mm E - Eurosonic Light (3.60 mm) As much as I like the Eurosonics I am looking to replace the A and E strings with a Gamut gut product. Experimenting at these prices can break the bank however, so I am asking some assistance from you experts out there. Do you think the GAMUT CONTRA BASS A-3 GUT-COPPER would be a good choice. (This string alone is $125). http://www.gamutstrings.com/catalog.html?Iit=1841&Ict=4 And is it ok to have a lower A gauge string when compared to the D string. My Gamut D string is 2.90mm and the A string, if I chose the medium gauge, would be 2.66mm. Is this ok? I would also do the same with E string and thinking of going with the medium. http://www.gamutstrings.com/catalog.html?Iit=1843&Ict=4 Thanks for your help on this....dave I guess my main question is it ok to have a lower gauge A string when compared to the D string?