I strung em last night. Played for 20 min. About to take them off. Not my thing. E and A are cut for Fender top load, D G aren't cut at all. Mind you, the E and A only have bare cores yes you get 3 winds, but it's thin. Stayed in tune after the break in period, but just letting you know. It's cool. Real solid, full sound, especially in the high strings. Higher tension than I expected. Whatever, I don't want to throw them away. They go for $25 to $35 new. You can have them for $10 shipped.