Went back and forth with these on my Jazz, it's not shielded so there is hum. Wasn't a problem when I used neons on my Ibby 706 and Peavey Millennium. These strings have good mid range bark and look cool of course. These are cut 5 inline, there are the marks from the frets on one side, only played them for 5 or 6 hours max. If you been wanting to try neons heres a great chance at half the cost. $17.00 Shipped conus.