Greetings to all! I have been using Velvet Animas for two years and they sound great on my bass. I'm going to keep them on for a little bit longer, maybe 3-6 more months. I've put in an effort to read all of the threads about EP slaps and I have yet to find a direct comparison to Velvets. I'm inclined to stay with the Animas or try the Garbos, but I am very curious about a direct comparison between Velvet (Anima and Garbo) to the EP Slaps. I play primarily jazz and gypsy jazz on the double bass. I would like to hear from fellow bassists about their experiences with these strings because the EPs have a great price point and people seem to love them. Which string would you guys recommend? Which set is louder?