After several attempts to search here and not finding anything, I decided to bite the bullet, and get them for my Michael Kelly AEB. I decided to switch away from normal Phosphor bronze strings for a coupel of reasons. My fingers kept sticking to them, as they got older, which made it difficult to do light stuff. I'd get almost a "pop" as the strings pulled away from my fingers, especially on the D and G string. I found that they went dead quickly. I don't mean bright vs dead.. I mean dead dead dead... Boiling gave me about 2-3 gigs of good tone... Then dead... I thought about sticking La Bella's on there, but the string gauges are so different, I didn't want to deal with filing the nut, doing saddle height adjustment (on a bone/plastic saddle), and getting the end pin to hold a normal E string was a pain in the butt already. The coating isn't noticeable on the strings, unlike some of the other brands. The sound is bright, but well-defined. I can't wait for the tone to mellow out a l'il bit so I can get a nice woody thump from the E and A strings. The coating does help from my fingers sticking to the strings, and as the coating is applied to the outer wrap wire prior to winding, I don't foress an issue with the coating flaking off as badly as other coated strings. I'll do a f/u on this in a week or so to tell you how things sound at that time. heck.. I'll even see if I can get some sound samples.