These strings SUCK!!! I broke two of them (both high Es) a total of four
times in a span of a couple hours. How can you break two strings four
times? you ask. Well, I put on my new string and started to stretch it out a
little. Not a lot, I pulled it off the fretboard maybe about an inch. BAM!! it
snaps at the bridge. I tie the remaining string around the ball, restring it
and stretch it out a little more. BAM!! snaps again. I do the same things
but it gets a little kink and as I'm tightening it it breaks again. This time
at the nut. Now I don't have enough string to re string it. No high E string,
no guitar playing and I really don't want to go back to the store. I am
After an hour I come back and find a couple more of the same strings. I
proceed to string one of them and am being very careful while I stretch it
not to break it. Still, BAM!! it snaps. I get the last string on, and am very
surprised and relieved when it doesn't break.
I hadn't used these for a couple years but I remember that when I used
them I'd break the high E string every two weeks or so. I'd buy a new pack
of strings and a couple extra Es cause I knew they'd break. This was on a
crappy guitar so I didn't think much of it but it was still disappointing.
Now I see that it wasn't the guitar and they're just crappy strings.
Ok, now I'm done my rant...
Aside from this these are pretty average strings. They're on the cheap
side but they're still WAY too expensive for what you get. They sound fine
but not as good as Ernie Balls. They last an average length of time. The
only reason I was using them at all is that the closest
store to my house has a small selection of strings and since they didn't
have EBs I though I'd try them again