I have been playing Bass for more than 15 years now and have tried several brands of Bass strings so far, from D'Addario, Ernie Ball, Rotosound, you name them !!! But, I always come back to the Dean Markley Blue Steel - Stainless steel Bass strings. In my humble opinion, the Blue Steel offered excellent and constant quality with each set I have bought in the past. Great punchy, very bright sound, excellent low end and last forever. If you like a bright bass string, this is the one for you !!! Also, the Dean Markley company manufacturer gives excellent customer service. I just experienced it and those guys were simply great !!! Anyway, just to share that my thoughts were about Bass strings !!! This is my Brand of strings !!!