What are the best bass strings that are pretty cheap. like $10-15 cheap.
That's pretty cheap - I'm not in the US but that's a lot cheaper than I've seen bass strings here. Save up some more pennies and get some Rotosounds or d'Addarios.
ernie ball strings are 16 or 17
Thing is, buying cheap strings is a false economy. You can save a couple dollars now and buy cheap strings, or you can get strings that'll last you much longer so actually cost less in the long term.
Just a fact bass strings cost more. And everything cant be super cheap. If you havent noticed price of everything is up.