I have tried a few different sets of strings this week as my cavalcade of basses has passed through the Armybass Trading Post. I am pretty well still sold on the DR Lo Riders, TI Flats, and Labella 760 FL's but I wanted to try some new ones out this week to see what I was missing and if I could save a buck or two here or there. Here they go 1.Fodera Diamond 5 string set. They seemed like they were a way cheaper made string than the price would suggest...almost reminded me of Ernie Ball strings. The thing I did not like about these was the untameable highs and they pulled the hair on the underside of my forearm. I was not knocked out by the slap tone out of the E string but that might be my fault because i may have kinked the string as I installed it. Also the tension is too much for me....maybe the TI's are spoiling me. 2.Jamerson LaBella 5's.....way too heavy. These just dont work for me at all. 3.DR Long Necks.....hated them, they were too long to go through the bridge of a Modudlus. I guess they are for through body basses. Nothing wrong with the string but they did not work for me. Probably my fault. 4.LaBella Slappers....lol. These tension on these strings is so tight that I can not imagine that anyone could slap with them. They dont sound too bad but they seem to be a better suited for a rock player. But I got them very cheap at Chuck Levins in DC so they were worth a shot. This is mostly meant as just a taste test. I by no means consider myyself an expert on anything except Krispy Kreme Donuts..so take this with a grain of salt or sugar as you see fit.