hi everybodys! first time I write in talkbass. pardon my english. I'm italian and self-thaught in english. I play professionally jazz double bass since 12 years. the question is: assuming that the sound depends after all to the musician's mind, fingers, body, ears, soul (if there is) I'm still searching for the right strings for me. the sound that I'm reaching for is the sound of the chain mingus-charlie haden-wilbur ware-larry grenadier for a simple example. an "organic" sound, I define it. during the years I've always use steel strings (spyro, jazzer, and helicore, orch and hybr) and now I use obligato. I've never had the courage, and the money, to switch into gut. does I? can you folks give me some suggestion? I've read about velvet garbo (is grenadier still using that strings?), pirastro oliv, gamut lyon (adrian cho's choice)... I play 90% pizzicato jazz.I like my sound but not at all. expecially I don't like the metallic sound of G strings: it bothered me. thanks for ideas. ciao.