So I had been an avid gut string user for many years, having studied with the great Dennis Irwin and listening to all that "early" stuff, I had to get that sound. I know for sure that I never had a set that matched. I would change a string at a time depending on how much life it had. I have recordings of myself being nit-picked by Hal Glaper, playing fifths with the bow and plucking them, with the guts on my Kay, and that sound was just HUGE. Alas, I've gone through some changes, which is what being a person/musician is all about anyway, and after trying Jargars, Garbos, and using Animas for a while (nice string right there), and now that I'm possibly studying on a regular basis with someone who is ridiculously good at playing classical/new/improv/extended technique type stuff, I've wanted to have a string that I don't have to fight as much with the bow (it's hard enough to play the instrument as it is). I've had the Dominants on for about 3 weeks or so, and they've already started to settle in quite nicely. As with all steel strings (these are nylon core I believe), I was worried the D, and especially G would be too "twangy" for my taste, but that took care of itself with time. The E string I had had for quite a while, and already had that big, warm, round tone that guts give. If I were to switch back to guts I would keep the Dominant E and A on, without a doubt. The D and G, since settling in, are starting to get the same kind of robustness and roundness given by the E and A, so it's working out quite nicely. If you raise your action a little, any string will take on a more thumpy, gut like sound anyway. They also sound great for the bow, which is important if you're not bow inclined to begin with. My new teacher told me that when using the bow, one should not have to put any real effort in to get a natural piano sound. Using the Animas, it was like I was using a saw, but with these, it's like running a butter knife through a tub of margarine. Anyway, who else here has used these strings? Anything else out there that gives similar results? Bad experiences? Good experiences?