I bought these strings brand new and used them for two months. I like them a lot and they helped me to slowly build up a callous without worrying about blisters. Regrettably, I decided to try out some used Jargars for fun and ended up liking them better. The bottom windings are a little beat up from a Bass Max pickup and the top windings might be from stringing, but they are otherwise in excellent condition and should last a long time. Warm pizz tone, extremely soft and easy on the hands, and excellent for slapping. Not appropriate for arco. A fair warning: these strings have a really heavy gauge despite their relatively low tension. I am pretty firm on the price at the moment since I am not in a hurry to sell, but I will consider trades or partial trades. I'm particularly interested in comparatively used Velvet Animas and Blues as far as strings go, but shoot me an offer. I also may be interested in a bow quiver/case. Will ship to CONUS.