I first got a set of these strictly to put on a guitar I was going to use for slide. AS I was stretching them out I realized they played fantastically, and the tone from my Tele was rich and full and easier to fret and bend then I ever thought they would be. I put the extra set I bought on another guitar of which I actually got the NYXL Balanced 10 set for and again it played wonderfully and was easy to play, easy to bend and the sound was enormous and full! I usually use 10's but these have sold me to move up, at least on guitars with great actions. Really fantastic strings!