Just received JH strings from juststrings.com. Unfortunately, I did not get to try them. I think they will only work with basses with Fender-type tuners. I have a Hamer with small tuning pegs and these strings have absolutely no taper or silk at the ends. I guess they couldn't do this since there is only one outer wrap. I have used almost every other brand of string without any problems. This shouldn't be a problem for most people with Fender-type basses, but it may affect some of you. I just threw the strings away since I already trimmed one.