I've been itching for something new on my Juzek. I've run Obligatos for the last few years and have been very happy with them, but I'm moving away from the whole super low action, whiny, modern jazz tone. I hardly ever need that sound it seems, and I've been playing more on my gut-strung plywood basses doing the swing, Texas swing, honky tonk, blues and rockabilly thing. My Blast Cult 145 is really handling all my rootsy stuff very well, but the Juzek has been getting dusty. I'm trying to get close to a gut feel and tone, with bowability, and better definition on the low strings. Maybe a little more bite. So, it's off with the Obligatos (and back on several times during this process). First I tried the Blast Cult Low Lifes. I have the E&A on my 145 and they sound amazing for that use, but the strings seemed a little too boingy when I put them on my Juzek. Back to the Obli. Then I tried the Garbo E&A that I bought for my plywood.... but they had too many overtones and were a bit stiff. Back to the Obli. Then I tried a set of Innovation Honeys. Found them too stiff, and the E string was too dead. I was able to exchange them for a set of Golden Slaps and put those on just now. So far.... I like! They are just the right tension for me to crank the strings up without becoming too stiff. They sound warm and full, maybe not much bite, but real punchy. I roughed up the bow zone with some steel wool and gobbed on the Nyman... and well... you CAN bow them. The tone would be fine for some inobtrusive section work, maybe even a Paul Chamber-esque bow solo. Don't think I'd try any Garcia-Fons type playing with them though. Not exactly a singing tone, but maybe for now they will do. I hardly bow these days, but I do occasionally do some cello-like stuff on recording sessions. Not sure the Golden Slaps will work for that, but they may break in and do a better job. So for now, they stay. I really dig the feel, like gut, but a little less thump and more pitch.