hi everybody, a week ago i decided to give the SIT (power wound)a try for my 5 string fretted (it's an argetinan bass which looks like a warwick - very cute - my 3rd bass). anyway i can't get SIT here in israel cause they don't ship them so i decided to try buying online at the bassguitarstrings.us. well for me the price is half from prices in israel and the shipment was fast (and free...allright...)and i got good costumer service from tom the sales maneger. and now for the strings - great !! very smooth, very clear and they do stay in tune when i compare them to the d'addarios i had. i also recently got a dean markley Nickel steel and these strings just went great with my bass - very punchy and lots of mid. i used to bee a big fan of slappers for my fretless and ken smith for my jazzbass but now i think i'll go with dean markley and SIT.