After a hard search for the perfect chamber music string for my bass my luthier suggested I try obligatos and in contrast to what I expected my bass responded really well to them. It really opened op and its sound became darker and mellower and really gave it the sound I was looking for. I think it really responds well to the lower tension. So now I finally found the string I like tone wise, now I only have a problem with the playability. D and G and a dream the A is so so but I could learn to live with it, but the E is a disaster. I dont think I need to explain why since so many threads have been opened about it. My question now is how do obligato`s compare to dominants or other low tension / synthetic core strings. Both tone wise and playing wise. What will I gain and lose form switching ?? Im strictly interested in how they act bow wise.