Great strings, I've never been too picky about strings but these are high quality and have opened up the tone of my Stratocaster! I don't have enough kind words for you guys! Thank you again!
I have been playing guitar for over 20 years and had eventually sort of "stuck" with my usual brand of strings because they were the ones that worked for me -- not that they excited me to play exactly, they just worked. For some odd reason, I decided to try something different and ordered my first-ever custom set of round core pure nickels -- the round core being new to me (I've always played hex cores). After receiving my strings in a very professional-looking sealed package (looks like I just bought it off the rack at the store), I was immediately blown away by three things: 1. The round cores feel great under my fingers, are easy to bend and sound fantastic (a nod to the pure nickel windings), 2. The customer service was amazing -- although I live at the top of the world (a mere iceberg to the east from Barrow, Alaska) my strings arrived within a week (faster than even Amazon Prime), and 3. I got to pick my own gauges (including half sizes)! My conclusion: I will never buy mass-produced strings again when I can get this level of sound, feel, and customer service for about the same price as other "premium" strings. Thanks, Curt, for getting me excited about playing again – you rock!