Stopped in my local GC today and was glad I did! They had a box of single bass strings for...... $1.00 each! I started going through the box and found mostly D'addario's. Digging a little further, I put together 4 sets of 5 string long scale nickel wounds! Total cost after tax was $21.70! The manager said he thought they had some more in the back, so I'm heading back tomorrow to pick up any others they may have. 5 bucks a set, I don't think in my 30 some years of playing I've ever spent that little on a set of strings!