I would just like to ask everyone what brand of strings do they use and why? because they are cheap, reliable, sound nice etc. I personally like to use DR. I don't really have any preference on gauge but .45 - 1.25 are best suited to my bass, they are very reliable so there's not major need to bring two sets of each string to a gig. they sound pretty good. and they a fairly expensive though but most of all what I like is that they last for ages.