Simply the Best.
I've been playing since 1976 and I've been using Ernie Ball nickel wound strings as long as I can remember. What I also remember, are the times I tried other strings, for whatever reason. I remember they were all inferior. Ernie Ball is the best. I consider EB strings to be a major element of my sound. Over the years, I've tried .008's and .009's. Currently using Skinny Top/ Heavy Bottom on a '76 Les Paul Deluxe & '84 Strat w/ Floyd Rose. .010- .052. Bombs away. A brand new set just rips. I can get some tremendous dynamics out of the heavier, low strings. If you use EB strings and your sound lacks something, trust me, you can rule out the strings as the problem.