I tried a new string set-up on a 2 year old Christopher 7/8's flatbck [All Carved] today. I have been trying lotsa different set-ups including strings,soundpost adjustments,adjustable and solid bridges,ebony and pearwood tailpieces,airplane cable /solid wire cable[Velvet shoestring],and finally have found a good match. The bass being fairly new is alittle on the bright side and has almost to much sustain.It is loud acostically ,but most of the metal strings I have tried[Spiro's,Helicore]are too growly.so I started on my search for a Gut set-up. I had an old Golden Spiral on the G,Pirastro Pizacato's on the D,A and a Helicore Hybred on the E string.It had that PC sound almost ,but hated the feel of the rough windings on my fingertips.I use Obligatos on most of my basses. Put Olives on G,D and Thomastic Superflex Ropecores on A,E today and this is a great match and now I can bow this bass without the nasal sound of plain gut. Cost some dough and monthes of experimenting ,but I think I have a winner.This is a good no amp bass for those special gigs.I am pleased to finally match this beast w.its new combination.