I know there are some passionate opinions out there on strings and arco vs pizz vs hybrid stuff but I was just curious to know why people think pizzing on strings that are designed for arco work is so bad. Is it because of the sound through a pickup specifically or actually the sound of the strings regardless of whether or not it's being picked up by a pick up? It would help a lot if I could hear some of your thoughts on this. A good arco sound is more important to me than anything else at the moment but if could know more about why people don't like pizzing on orchestral strings for jazz then I might be able to have a go at making it work for how it would suit me. Thanks EDIT: P.S. I love Edgar Meyer's pizz sound and and his arco makes me die of inferiority. What gives? How does he achieve this? Low action and tight strings for a seemingly longer sustain for pizz????