This is the video I was *not* waiting for (well actually I was, but then decided that I needed strings, so I’ve bought some already):
Hervé compared the two sets of strings for double (or upright) basses I was most interested in – the relatively new (invented in 2019 I think) Pirastro Perpetual against the old market leader amongst steel strings, the Thomastik Spirocore Weich.
Both sound pretty good in my opinion. I bought the Thomastik, and have them on my instrument right now – you can hear them on the last two collaborations on Wikiloops, and they made my bass sound way better than it did with the nylonwound strings I had on it when I bought it. And I can also bow it now which is cool 🙂
So thanks again Hervé for that nice comparison, tho I had made up my mind even before you published that video.
See also on TalkBass.