Ok, I just brought home a new addition to the family, a 2008 Fender US Standard P that was lost and forgotten at the back of the racks at my local music shop. How neglected you say? Well, five years later it still has the original Fender strings with the grey silk ends. Yes, the old Fender strings that still had silks. The sales guy and I started talking, and yes, I know Fender now outsources through D'Addario, and neither still makes strings with silk ends. He became curious and started opening unsealed packs to see if anyone still makes rounds with silks. None we could find had any. None. So long story short, these rusty, ready-to-fail-on-me rounds have to come off, and I would love to get pure-nickel rounds with silk ends. Have you folks a source for ones you like? I'd like to put in the wrench-time with this fine lady, and I'd love to be able to put something similar to the Fender 7150s on it, but with silks. Thanks all in advance!