I hope to give a full report on these after they've broken in fully (and if & how they resemble or differ from previous incarnations of these strings) but I thought I'd offer a brief sound sample (pizz) of what the "new" (GHS-made) polychromes sound like. These have been on the bass for 3 days. (iPhone video.) Strong feel, meaty sound, medium tension, very good volume. I find them comfortable to play.