I'll most likely be playing Folk, Country, Indie, and Rockabilly styles, due to what's popular in my city, but I'd still quite like to have a nice jazz and arco sound if possible for my personal projects which are like jazz/classical fusion. The genres in decending order of importance are probably something like Folk > Indie Rock > Country > Rockabilly > Jazz > Classical. I guess I'm looking for something that's versatile. If could describe the sound I like most, something dark with some growl, but smooth and not too buzzy, with a nice thump yet has an arco sound that isn't harsh, and has some depth. I'm afraid I don't know too much about tension or guage, and how that factors in. These are the brands I have to choose from: http://www.stringemporium.com/upright-bass-strings.htm I'm considering Spirocore Weichs. Thanks so much for your help!