The Fender pure nickel electric strings have a really smooth tone and are easy on the fingers. They have a real silvery colour and bend very easily. They are really easy to play and have a really warm tone. They were a little longer than the nickel plated steels on my Bullet® Strat® and I cut them off with the pliers. They are really maleable so I guess you can experiment different tunings with them. For example, downtuning works well as they are really the same stiffness when in tune and 1 tone below. They are the cleanest strings in existance as after a year of use you can still make them shine almost as bright as they did when they were new. I've had them for a year now, and they are just now beginning to come apart. The Fender electric strings are made in the USA at good quality standards. The Fender electric pure nickel are good for all types of players really, especially for bending and down tuning. The Fender pure nickel electric strings stay in tune well and have a great price.