I have only been playing double bass for about two years, and a year ago I started the search for new strings to replace the Superflexibles that were on it. The first ones I've tried were Obligatos, and they are the only strings so far that I have gone back to. I really like the feel and tone of them, but I have been interested in trying Evah Pirazzi's too. I am currently playing in a church band, with about 60% pizz, and 40% arco, but I also enjoy rockabilly, bluegrass, and stuff like that, so I do a bit of slapping here and there, so I definitely prefer a lower-tensioned string. The sound I'm going for is pretty much as close to gut as I can get without the cost and maintenance of gut (I just can't afford a $500+ set of strings). Also, for a while I was really into the Innovation Silver Slaps, but I just couldn't get a good arco sound out of them. I'm a little interested in the Innovation Solos, which are supposed to have a very similar feel and sound, but with a steel wrapping, which would make the easier to bow.