It's all about Zhongshan people
I am loving Ernie Ball strings right now on my Stratocaster. I'm using the Regular Slinkies (.10-.46) and I love them! I've heard some good things about DR Pure Blues. Might have to pick some up soon...
Tried some 80/20 strings on my acoustic. I'm used to Phosphor Bronze strings.
They have a very typical smiley face EQ to them with scooped mids. For fingerstyle, they sound quite good. For strumming, they sound a bit muffled. PB definitely has stronger mids. Since I play more fingerstyle, I quite like these Martin 80/20 strings.
Back home in Germany, I can buy strings and stuff via internet. The shops and parcel are really fast ... usually between 22 and 36 hours (!) depending the time you order. I play Rotosound Black Nylon on my fretless since years and my last fretted bass had Rotosound Dropzone+ Strings strung on. I really like Rotos, but I will try LaBella Jamerson flats on my new fourstring. If I had a bass here, I would go for HK to TomLee ... the one in Kowloon looks like they have a good choice of stuff (was there for some hours to play bass). Nylon pics are really cool on bass, have you guitar guys tested stone pics? On bass they are great :) Cannot wait to get home to play bass again ^^