has anyone had experience with Dean Markley Fretmaster and Ground Round strings? i'm keen on trying them to save my poor pinky (i play a few sliding lines, my current half-dead Rotosound stainless' are ripping my fingers apart!), but 'cause things are SO DAMN EXPENSIVE on this island (but a paradise in every other way! ). do strings like these still retain brightness and sustain? tonite looks like the night to rip my Ric apart, do the capacitor fix, and try out some new Blue Steel NPS's (at $71 after me pro discount, ye gods!). the 4 strings shall sing again!