Just felt I had to put this out there regarding Hartke strings. As part of a promotional thing I got a dozen free sets, which I thought was very nice of them. When I put them on my Bongo I was terribly upset because basically, they sounded like total crap. I mentioned that several times here. I only recently realized it was the battery which was dying on my bass. I take back anything I said about them and apologize to Harke. I sold all the rest of them and bought a bunch of Ernie Ball strings, so I can't even give an accurate review of my impression without the ailing batteries.