I'm new to this whole trying differnt strings thing. My last bass was a school bass with Helicores on it and that whole set up was terrible. Now I got a new bass (german style, circa 1920s, maker unknown) and I put a set of Obligatos on it. I think the G and D sound really nice but I don't care much for the A and E. I'm thinking about trying some Belcantos soon. BSO members have recommended I try Flexicore originals, but my teacher said not to. Does anyone have any rcommendations for strings and advice on what to listen for when trying a new set? Also, is there a website that lists the differences between strings?