So I really have decided that I need new strings before I go off to college (Eastman) where I will be playing in the Orchestra and plenty of jazz groups and I would like some help. I'll give some background string experience: I bought the bass about a year ago and it had spiro weichs on it. Pizz sound was very good but the more I played with the bow and in Orchestra I couldn't handle the arco tone. After that I switched to the Daddario Hybrids (I'm 99% confident that's the right name) and while I like these better, I find that the compromise has left me unhappier with the pizz tone and I don't find the arco sound that much better. I have had a set of Obligatos on another bass and I thought they were alright but I found them to be a little lacking in something when I played with more people than myself. And I have put the G string onto the new bass to see if I liked it and I didn't So, I have been looking in the Kolstein Heritage strings and found them very interesting. Does this sound like a good experimental step? Should I only buy one or two to test them out first? I like the tension in the weichs and the hybrids (lights) and wouldn't mind a little less or a little more (not too much change). I found the Obligatos to be a little too light in tension for me. As far as what tone I like in jazz playing, I really enjoy Dave Holland, Ron Carter (like on Miles Smiles when it was recorded with a mic), Scott LaFaro, **Ray Brown**, **Drew Gress** (if you haven't heard of him you should check him out), etc. I think they all get a warm sound with a fair amount of sustain and very good acoustic tone. Sorry about the long post thanks for any help you can give.