In Canada we have a music store chain called Long & McQuade, our own version of a Guitar Center, lol. Anyways, they have their own branded guitar and bass strings which are much cheaper than other options. I was told that Dunlop makes the strings; I’m not sure if they are similar spec to Dunlop’s regular offerings or if they’re different. As a guitarist that owns a bass I didn’t want to pay $33 for Ernie Ball or D’addario 5 string sets so I went with the L&M brand for $20 (CDN). I don’t have much experience with bass strings but they seem to work well, both staging in tune and being relatively bright and bouncy sounding. They seem to last just as long as other brand strings, so these will be my go-to for bass since they are so much cheaper and perform just as well as anything else. More recently I took the chance on some guitar strings 10-46 for $4.20 CDN (EB is $6.50 and D’addario are $7.10). So far I am pleasantly suprurpised. They feel softer than D’addario plain and sound, and a little softer on the treble strings than EB. The wound strings feel different than both EB and D’addario but not in a bad way. The biggest positive I’ve discovered is that they have had the quickest break in time I’ve experienced, probably even better than NYXLs. They hold tune extremely well. If you like bright strings then these are for you, very bright and tight sounding. Since these seem brighter and less bassy than most strings I’ve played they result in fantastic string clarity. I haven’t had these on long enough to speak to their durability but for the price you can’t go wrong. I think I will stick to D’addario 10-46 for my ESP EII Mystique but will probably use these L&M strings on my Godin (backup guitar for E and Drop D). Do you have any experience with budget strings? Please share!