Love these strings!
I first tried these because they came on my new Strat. Over the past 6 months I have tried 2 or 3 different strings. This past week, I tried D'Addario, same gauge. They don't make solid nickel, only plated in this gauge (if I remember). Maybe those are good for somebody but definitely not me. The Fenders are warm, clear and jangley, but not bright. They have soul and nuance to me. I feel like I'm not fighting to get my intent across. That makes all the difference for me.