A little intro about myself. I'm a recreational player who plays once a week. I currently use a Dunlop Biomimetic 300 with the stock Dunlop Silk strings at the mid-recommended tension of 60lbs. The strings have gone dead and I need new ones. I don't have a machine at home so I'll have to pay someone to string at $25 per visit here in Australia. I also wouldn't consider myself a string breaker. Skill-wise I'd say I'm a beginner. Taking all these parameters into account, what would be the most cost-effective strings? Priorities in order are Tension retention, comfort, then playability. For example, if a.) I buy a cheap multi which last half the time and I'll have to get it re-strung twice, costing me double the labour b.) I buy a good natural gut, initial cost will be higher but since tension retention is better then I'll only have to get it strung once during the same period as synthetic strings c.) I hybrid some strings to gain the best of both worlds What do you think?