Without discussing my entire string history, I'll recap quickly. I'm mostly playing jazz but need something that bows easily for orchestral work. For my taste, Spiro mittels are too bright for pizz and a pain for arco. Finally tried and LOVED Velvet Animas for pizz but arco wasn't happening. Dig the the warmer tone and sustain. Kept them on for a year and killed them. I'm now using a full set of Evahs, weich. Great for arco and mostly dig the pizz tone, but miss the open, sustained growl of the Animas. I don't mind thumpy, but the Evahs sound a bit congested. I can live with them as they're the best compromise I've found yet. Any suggestions for something a bit more pizz lively than the Evah but bows just as well?