I got hold of a bass that basicly had been laying around in a basement for 20 years. I took it to a luthier who fixed a couple of things up. If anyone is interested, its this bass: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=193020 My bass now has Thomastic Precision on G, D and A and Thomastic Dominant for an E-string. I've had them on for about a month and the G, D and A sounds very metallic still after being played for a while now. The stringchoice was made by my luthier who I think put the cheapest strings he had on my bass as he said the once on there before where completly "dead" soundwise. The E by the way is not metalic it just goes "thump" when I pluck it and has basicly no 41 Hz tone at all as I can hear it but that maybe because of my bass, I dont know. But my main concern is the other strings that just sound so awful metalic banjo-like. Should I keep playing it to hope they settle down or should I change them? If I should change, I'm in the market for a good affordable jazz-pizz-string. Recomendations?