3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Outrageously durable all-in-one strings,
I've used these strings for about 3 years now and I've never, repeat Never broken one of them before deciding to replace them with a fresh set (which is a very long time). They never cease to amaze me in the amount of abuse they can take. I play Slayer type metal and in fact use these on my Kerry King Wartribe so I horsebeat them to death and so do my friends. I constantly down tune and return to standard and temperature fluctuations and everything else. No matter what the sound is always great, and despite another review I think they tremolo and whammy superbly.
There's usually pro's and con's with every string... in my opinion these have no con's. Sure, there are better sounding strings, and strings with better action or what have you... but when you combine all points these strings get in each category you get a final product that's unsurpassed. This is why I refer to them as an all-in-one string. They get everything right, and in fact almost get everything perfect.
Personally, I rate these strings 5 stars because of their durability and they sound killer with metal and very decent with other styles... but I can see where the more picky individual may not appreciate an all-in-one string as much as a string they purchase specifically for just one quality that would surpass the same quality on these. So in other words, I would say they're a solid 4 stars across the board--no matter who you are. But they could just as easily be 5 star depending on your preference.