Well after reading lots of string threads, I'm still confused. I have an old German plywood bass, play pizz ONLY. I have Helicore med pizz strings now, one of which broke the other day (over a year old). So I want strings with not much sustain and a good warm tone. I like the Helicores Ok, but seems like my choices are more of those, the Pirastro Innovations, or a mixed gut, wrapped gut set up. I play alot outdoors at festivals, etc, so I'm not sure guts would hold up very well as far as tuning, maintenance, etc. It would be nice to try lots of different set ups, unfortunately the pocketbook won't allow it. I apologize if it seems this is a repeated thread, but most people seem to want strings for bowing also, but I don't. ANy suggestions would be welcome and appreciated.