I have been playing for over 35 years now and have used many strings from classic Pure Nickel, various versions of Nickel Flat and Round Wounds to Stainless Steel and have found that for my money and for the best clarity/sound, the 8250 can't be beat.
At one time Fender made a top load version of the 8250 with the taper wound E but I'm not sure if they still do so. For those of you that do not have through body string capability, the 8250 will not work for you, sorry.
Hope this review helps you in your decision to purchase a string for clarity. Side note, using a Nickel string will lessen fret ware, more so than a Stainless Steel, therefore you will not need to re-crown your frets as often.
Great price, and the absolute best customer service.
However, when the temperature went down into the thirties as of late my taperwound E .110 has broken three times at the taper. Twice while playing and the third while in transport. I would like to keep the .110 E but will not be using the taperwound anymore.
Great String... great price.