Haven't seen much about Adamas strings in this forum. I'm trying to find the ultimate strings for my F Bass BN5 and yesterday I bought a set of Adamas medium-light cryogenic nickel strings for $27. I wasn't expecting much-they seem like a pretty obscure brand and they were some of the cheapest strings in the store. After stringing them up I found that I liked them better than both the stock LaBella Super Steps stainless tapercores the D'Addario nickel EX170's that I had tried. They sounded punchier than the LaBellas (which feel stiff, die quickly, and have strange overtones on the B and E) and had better string-to string balance than the D'Addarios. I liked the gritty tone of the D'Addarios a little better but I was very disappointed by the B-very wobbly and indistinct. The Adamas B sounded much better. I'm interested to see how long these strings last. Cons? The windings above the nut are loose-it looks like the intended design, but I hope they don't unravel. Also, I've heard that the Kaman company is a defense contractor. I'm not sure if this is true but I'd rather not have my music dollar feed the American war machine. Good, cheap strings, though.