I finally have an idea of what each type of string set does for a bass, but now I am curious as to the difference between the brand names. Subjectively, I have heard that elixers are a lower end brand, that DR and ghs are good middle and slightly high end brands, and I haven't heard of any super high class brands. My teacher likes DRs, and says that D'dario's are bad because D'dario isn't a bass string only brand, but that's just him. I am also looking for what styles of music the brands are good for and if one brand in particular makes a really good x-type string but a bad y-type--and I don't care about punk-rock orientated brands. Feel free to respond anyway you want. I don't mean to have all this info presented to me but that would be really cool too.