These strings are great. They have a great tone and no matter how hard you hit these strings they won't go out of tune. They last a very long time becuase of the guage, which is pretty thick, so if you just started playing guitar these strings aren't for you. When I first got these strings I was upset becuase the guage was so large but after playing around with it I got used to it. And whoever said you can't bend these strings doesn't know what they're talking about. The strings bend great, and you can easily go 2 1/2 steps up without the strings breaking or going out of tune. They're also great for chugging. My only problem with these strings is that it is difficult to do string sweeps or arrpegiate alot, but if you practice a tad bit more you'll have no problem. These strings are the best I've owned by far.