With the Quasi Gut 16, I highly recommend a prestretch when stringing it up, if you were a fan of Maxim Touch. (like I was)
I also recommend reserving judgement until it's had a bit of a breakin period, say 10-15 mins of hard hitting. Right out of the box it was just okay for me, but once it settled in, I liked it a lot better.
Curious to hear your playtests finish up.