Was ready for a new set of round wounds last month, saw saw some First Act strings there for about 10 bucks, so I thought, what the heck. At first I didn't like them, sounded strange to me, not a bad sound, just different. After a while, I guess I got used to the way they sounded, and they started sounding 'normal'. In fact, I became satisfied with them...for $10. Over the years, I've used about every brand string made, always preferred Rotosound, but for $10 maybe they're worth a try next time you need a set. Going to try them on my LightWave fretless next, see what that's like. When someone compliments the sound of my bass, I can always say, yeah these Roto's really kick! And put back the $30 or whatever for the Zon I'm saving for.