Hey there. Lately I've developed an ebay addiction and suddenly I own more basses than I thought would ever be possible to own. Needless to say, stringing 'em has become EXPENSIVE. Since I don't gig much at all (what little I gig is in the studio for friends) I cannot justify spending a lot of $$$ on strings. So I am always on the quest for the cheapest strings. Not the cheapest price on my favorite high end strings but the cheapest strings, period! Lately, my cheapie source has been Musician's Friend. They sell 5 string sets for $8.99. I'll use them to string 5's and 6's (I buy high C's in bulk to pair with the 5-er sets) and I will also use them to string my 4's and keep the low B to later match with a 4 string set. I have also popped into local stores that buy very generic 4 string sets that I can sometime get for $7 per set which is even better. Now you may say $7-9 per set is not bad. True, but I want to go even lower if possible and am looking to uncover your cheap string secrets. I'll buy them in large quantities if necessary. That doesn't concern me-- I just want to find the lowest price per set of strings possible. Brand is not important! What do you guys do to get the absolute cheapest strings?