So three months ago I took the hibeams off of my main bass because they were already on for a very long time and they felt a little dead. I put on a set of strings made for a fender bass VI, stainless steel and gauges 95-75-55-45-35-25 included. I strung up with 95-75-55-35 and initially they were much brighter than the hibeam set, which had been on for months. Just one month later I broke the included 35 gauge string, so I put the 45 on. Well this week that string broke, and as I had held onto the high beams I decided to throw them back on. It's amazing, the fender strings died after one month of use, yet these DR's are just SO bright and alive after probably close to 6 months of constant use! The tension is just a little bit higher, but the tone has improved drastically! I just had to post this as a reminder for myself next time I want to try another brand of strings, hopefully I'll be smart enough to stick with the DR's! Any cool or similar experiences with the brand that you guys swear by?