HAHAHA, fooled you again. Well all i've read about these strings says they are the best out there. Also seems R.Cocco stopped making them, but he still has a running website with bass strings listed, seems maybe the company is under new management. I'm pretty satistfied with DR strings, but I have to say with everything I read saying these are the best I'm quite intrigued. Sounds exotic too, sounds cooler then DR. R.Cocco, only thing that sounds more fancy would be French strings, but i've never heard of a French manufacturer.