to tighten up the bass strings sound and be easier to bend. This set works for me.
Please tell D'Addario not to discontinue them. That always seems to happen to things I like!! And yes, I also request 3 packs and 10 packs. I usually order 10 sets at a time, be nice to get a little discount.
Given the extra scale length of the tele, I didn't want to go to 10s and lose the bendability close to the nut, but I couldn't make peace with the thin-as-a-thread .009s.
Figured I'd give these a shot, and I'm thrilled with them. You wouldn't think the small increments make a difference, but they do! Next I'm going to try these on a 25" scale Yamaha I've got that 10s always felt a little stiff on. This 1/2 gauge thing is liberating!
If you think these could be for you, they probably are. Give 'em a try. I don't think you'll regret it.