I just got a 5 string set of these....(45, 65, 80, 100, 130).....they are GREAT. It may just be that my old Fender strings were old, but these are really good. They are much brighter than I think my Fender's ever were. My only complaint is that they aren't tapered at the end, so I had to squeeze the B string down, but other than that, I'm really impressed. However, I'm not sure that they are worth the $43 that they cost! What are everybody else's thoughts?