I bought these as a replacement for the strings on my Harley Benton B35 acoustic bass. As this is an inexpensive (but good value) bass I did not want to spend a large amount on strings. These are not the first set of Red Label bass strings I have bought, and each time they have been perfectly good strings which compare well to more expensive brands. As bronze strings, these are initially very bright and have a somewhat textured feel, but this seems to be normal with bronze. The tension is quite high and some may prefer a lighter set, but this does help to maximise the acoustic volume of the instrument in my opinion.