I have found these steel wound Prims to be the best strings for my fretted fiddle. Silver or aluminum wound strings don't hold up well on my 100+ year old German fiddle. The only down side is that they are not quite as mellow sounding as say, even Helicores.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I have been playing the fiddle since 1972 using prim strings. Over the years I have been convinced to try other strings a couple of times and it would never work well for me, prim was the only string that would hold up and play well, thanks for having them, Allen.