I've been asked to join my school's string ensemble, and I've agreed to join once I have my bass properly set up. It's a Cremona (sb2), and yeah, it's a piece, but it's been fixed up quite a bit from the luthier I got it from. I've been playing for a little over a year. So I'm ordering a bow from Bob G. this weekend, but I still have to get new strings. Right now I have Innovation RABs, which really suited the style I've been playing (Mix of folk/jazz, and a bit of slap). The steels that I previously had on my bass really tore up my hands, and gave me huge blisters, and this was way before I even started to slap. The RABs really cut down on blisters, and I almost never get them. I guess what I need is decently low tension steel string, with fair pizz tone, that is relatively easy to learn arco on. I know that's asking quite a bit, and I'm not expecting everything out of them, but any help would be appreciated. I've read into it some, but I'm still not entirely sure. Thomastik Superflexibles are what I'm looking at the most. I read that they're more for pizz than arco, and that's fine. Are they easy on the hands? Any other suggestions would be great. Thanks in advance.