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Item is exactly as described! Great quality, no faults, and good value for money. Sounds great on my bass and I'm glad I chose these other other strings. Very happy with my purchase, and would definitely recommend to anyone!
Great sounding strings, just wish they weren't so expensive.
Tone on a fresh set of these are lovely but fade quite fast, as I'm no rock star I can't afford to change after every song. Pairs well with my Ray 34 though and that fresh sound on a new set is so nice.
I've used a lot of strings in my life, searching for strings that got the perfect balance between bright, punchy and warm.
These Ernie Balls more than strike that balance! The strings feel great on the bass (purely a matter of prefence of course, but I love the feel), with a clean and smooth feel that makes playing a real joy and comfortable on your fingers. As mentioned, the tone is perfectly balanced, giving you a lot of versatility in terms of achieveing a specifc sound (I go from funk to rock to death metal so this versatility is great).
My only complaint is that these strings could last a little longer, tending to last about a month as opposed to elixirs which last me about 2 and a half months (of course sometimes that mellower, "used" sound is beautiful in its own right!).
Not the cheapest but not the most expensive either. I like Slinkies, have played on them for a while. Bass again sounds crisp and musical ... probably should've changed the strings sooner :) Last set, I must say, didn't last very long in comparison to the previous ones. But, I did play in hot and humid environments much more, so that could well be the reason.