Have to say I had high hopes for these strings. But I have been greatly disappointed. I paid about 50 bucks for theses strings (twice what I usually spend and can afford) in hopes they would last quite a few months, in turn paying for themselves. Well. I've had them on my bass for a month now. And from day 1, they sounded like old used strings. Now, I can't get a touch of clarity out of them. But hey, at least the coating didn't hair up like they said. Anyone else have a similar experience?