The reason I ask is that I brought my bass to what may become "my repair shop" and after doing a complete set up on my Yamaha BBN5 II, they put a new set of strings (which you pay for) on the bass. I have Dean Markley Blue Steels on there now, but, this shop doesn't carry them right now, but, it's no big deal, and I'm always willing to try something new. I think I remember a few people saying they were pretty good, but, I'd like more info on them if you have it. Here's where I took it. www.guitarboutique.com I brought it in on Saturday, but, it won't be ready for about 2 weeks, so I have time to change my mind. Thanks, Mike J. P.S. The B string is 130. Too fat? I have 125s on there now.