I haven't tried the reds, but based on the opinions of others, and the instructions on the package, they're still sticky. Perhaps less sticky than thunderguts, but sticky nonetheless. Pahoehoe's are the only petrochemical strings for sub shortscale instruments that aren't at all sticky. They have their flaws like low tension and endless stretching but they're not sticky and they feel and sound the best, in my opinion. It seems plain rubber is the only material that can remain completely smooth. Plastic/rubber blends like thunderguts, silver rumblers, and thunder reds are all sticky, depending on one's fingertip chemistry.
Last edited by 3234718 : 02-02-2014 at 10:01 AM.