After only seven weeks, I've given up on Dominants; they just dont work for me or my bass. I didn't like the high tension, the unevenness of volume (due to a milder Flexocor D string replacing the broken Dominant string) and the bow response. In addition, an aggressive Bb wolf tone was an ongoing concern. I've replaced them with Helicores (first time testing the arco version) and I'm much happier. Although they're certainly quieter - and it's too soon to comment on the tone - the tension is much more friendlier. And they've tamed the wolf into a puppy! I now want to continue practising, which is a darned good thing. Sure, there are more expensive strings out there, but I think the Helicores will do me fine for a while - certainly more than seven weeks! Anybody want to buy some used Dom E, A and G strings?