Im not really a serious guitar player or anything (although i wish i was!) i just play when im bored here and there some easy songs but I popped a couple strings when tuning up and decided to give these strings a try because i know "super slinky" strings are popular amongst serious players and have been for a long time. And i was really surprised at the tone these strings gave off. They're Great sounding strings and make my guitar def sound better than the original strings did!.. If these ever break I would def buy them again because i like the sound so much!