Looooong Lasting, Briiight, good for unplugged performance
These strings lasted for 5 months! I play my guitar 10+ hours per week and I play every other week for an hour at a retirement home. I wasn't sold initially on the tone of the strings, as they are very bright, but this works for playing with a grand piano unplugged. These 2566's made my guitar louder than any other string I've used (I have a Washburn Dreadnought), and not only did they last for 5 months, the strings sounded new for 4 months and only at the end did I notice slight degradation in tone and volume. Who knows what kind of blacksmith magic they used to accomplish this? (Seriously-- do you know? Tell me what you know!)
Everyone at the retirement home commented on how good my guitar sounded!
Given the good vibes these strings gave me, I still prefer warmer sounding strings but if I ever get a guitar just for playing with groups, I will probably be stringing it up with these aluminum bronze Ernie Balls!
I'm hoping we'll see some other alloys coming out of the Ball lab soon! Keep up the mad science Dr. Ernie!