Okay, I wouldn't even ask without having done my homework first. I have read more relevant threads and posts than I can count. I'd appreciate it if some of you would weigh in on this. I'm asking for a string recommendation-- but this is not an open-ended request. I'll try to nail down the parameters. I play traditional jazz on a fully-carved bass. The VAST majority of my playing is pizz. I currently use Obligatos and I really do like the somewhat "dark" rich tone they produce on my bass. In addition, I like the feel of the Obligatos. I'm looking for something that will provide a somewhat more powerful, "gutsier" tone-- a string I can dig into a bit more. I have had Sprirocores and like the Obligatos better for their sound. Helicore Hybrids are not what I am looking for either. The Corelli's I've tried are just too wimpy for me and my style of playing. I do not want to make a large sacrifice in terms of playability for sound. Specifically, I do not want a string that is a finger/hand killer. For reference, I never had any problem in this regard with any of the strings I've mentioned here. From everything I've read, it seems that the Dominants might be my string of choice-- or, at least, the next one to try. Sorry for all the details but I didn't want to be one of those who says, "Hey, I play bass, what string should I use?" Although I realize it would be a great deal of work, it would really be nice if one (or a group) of you string experts created some kind of table of strings and their characteristics/uses that would capture your collective knowledge. Okay, I can dream... Thanks in advance for any help.