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Got the "new" Fiddlerman strings on. I didn't notice a significant loss in projection but I did reposition the bridge with this string change(it had crept a bit forward). I'm sure my advancement in technique and musical ear has improved but I'm noticing overtones that I haven't heard before. I find it no harder to perform ornaments on these(I think that has more to do with my technique being cleaner). The tone is clearer and more focused while also being sweeter. Wolf tones are gone again.
The thing I find puzzling is that the E string in this set seems so much better performing than the helicore set despite both being standard single strand E's. The FM E is less touchy and more even tempered(I don't have to bow it as delicately as the Helicore necessitating much less difference in bow pressure from the A) while also having a sweeter and mellower sound. Big plusses from my perspective.
I ordered two sets with that order so I have a backup set and won't need to reorder until the next change. Very much content and my string curiosity and experimentation is over, thankfully.
@Amateur I had the same experience switching from helicore to Fiddlerman. My g string had come unraveled. The Fiddlerman strings made a world of difference. The e string really sings, they seem to bow easier than the helicores and I can feel the notes a lot easier. A problem that I had with the D crushing on the a string is gone. imho the Fiddlerman strings are simply the better strings.