Ted Nugent recommended these so I gave them a try..
I use copper picks also..
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.