The only strings I use
I bought my first set of D'Addario guitar strings back in the '70s when they were branded Darko. Good life, great sound at reasonable price. I'm convinced their strings have gotten better since then. I appreciate their sealing each set. It extends shelf life and assures the originality of every set every time. From time to time, I've tried other brands' "newest and best," but I've never found anything I like as well. For the last 30+ years, my three Martin flat tops and two Guild 12-strings have spoken with D'Addario. Last fall I put a set of D'Addario Kaplin strings on my stand-up double bass. Fantastic strings with amazingly even tone. The best double bass strings I've heard or played in over 50 years as a bass player.