By doing a little back-reading among this forum, I can see that many (myself included) are fans of Pedulla strings, and frustrated by the lack of availability, both in stores and online... Today I received my Pedulla catalog/color chart/assorted info package after trading a few emails with the company. (Delightful people to speak with and all-around great customer service, btw.). Inside I found information on their strings, along with this message... "Great News! By popular demand, we will now be selling Pedulla Bass Strings direct! If you have been purchasing your Pedulla Bass Strings through your local music store, we encourage you to continue to do so: It's good business for them and it's fast and convenient for you. If your local music store hasn't had the Pedulla Bass String set(s) you've been looking for, you can now order then directly from us! To order, simply visit our website at www.pedulla.com or contact us and we'll mail or fax you a Pedulla Bass Strings order form - it's that easy!" Three cheers for Pedulla - for making their poduct available directly, and still supporting local business.