Today my 'Clef Gut strings' arrived, so still feels like the wedding night. Anyway from a relatively newbie's perspective these strings feel whack in comparison to the Thomastik 'Superflexibles'(Steel strings) i had on. I don't know if i hate em or like em yet, i do know my E string is AWOL, although it bows fine, pizz is like a low undiscernable umpth on that string. All the other strings seem ok for arco and pizz. The volume is half of what it was, although it is a much warmer sound. I'd read guts were hard to bow, well i can tell you thats rubbish, these bow just fine and their all plain strings. If my bass had an EQ i'd say some one has turned off the treble and gone crazy with the middle and bass knobs. Thats how it sounds with these gut strings. I know others may be considering these strings so i'll reserve judgment until they've settled in over the next few days and do a follow up.