These strings aren't pricey, reason I bought them in first place cuz didn't have much money but they absolutely suck. My bass got kind of a "metallic" sound with them, it's not soft as my old strings used to give to me, it was the first thing I've noticed in first place plus they are about one month in my bass and they already feel kinda old, they die pretty fast for a set of strings for a BASS guitar... Very disapointed. My old set were about 7 months in my bass and I could've had let it be there for more 2 but I wanted to change them anyway...I guess, we learn from mistakes, right? Only buy this strings if you don't have that much and feel the need of having new ones in your bass!