Seeing the artists generally associated with these strings might let you think they're only great for various kinds of rock. They're not. I've been slapping, thumping and picking away at these for most of my time on bass and they've never failed to deliver. The reason I first chose them was simply because they were among the cheapest on offer that day, but having tried Bass Boomers, Trace Elliotts and many more since, I must say that they don't have anything to boast about compared to the Rotosounds.
i personally want a higher gauge on the e string. these strings instantly had a colorful sound. the A string at first was overly noisy, but that went away with use. the strings sound so natural to me, i dare say articulate. i have the string on my gretsch g5123b hollowbody bass. the string really give the bass a 50's or 60's sound, and sounds great when playing acousticly. their is some things i like about daddario strings which i'd like to have in a rotosound set. i'm definitely going to look at other rotosound models to see which is best for me. also, if your play extremely downed tune songs, this set most likely not for you.