I was looking for strings with snap and bite to complement a build I had just finished. I bought a set of 9-42s. To my surprise, these British steels turned out to not be exactly what I was looking for. They are brighter sounding, but the treble is not pronounced; they just lack bass. A bit harder on the fingers but hard to tell because the 9s are a smaller gauge than I use regularly. But they are well made and durable strings, stainless steel wraps take longer to oxidize than nickel strings.
I did not notice any significant fret wear as a result of using these strings, as is the concern of most who dare not try stainless steels.
Pros-Bright sounding (not increased treble, but lower bass). Would work best with a dark sounding guitar or muddy pickups.
-Durable, more durable than nickel plated or pure nickel strings
Cons-Packaging is not corrosion proof: individual string envelopes in paper overlope. (My set was fine, but manufacturer should take better precaution).
- No particular snap or pop to the tone, or enhanced treble as I expected.