I bought a new Bohemian model Upton double bass (3/4) a few years back and it came with strings that I've been using ever since. I never really liked the sound because it sounds too hollow with a bit too much sustain and doesn't have that old-school jazz tone I like. I was wondering if you could point me to a set to try out. Tension doesn't really matter to me, but lower tension might be better for my fingers. I'm looking for that really old-school jazz stuff you hear with old big bands or old jazz quartets. That warm thump with little sustain like you'd hear on old Dizzy Gillespie albums. Basically 30s and 40s vibe. edit: I like to slide a lot, too, so I'm not a big fan of sticky strings.