Kudos to an online company that doesn't disappoint! Ordered a set of Sunbeams online and they were in my hand by the end of the week (about 3 days). From NJ to WA, pretty good I think. Price was right, shipping cost was right, service was perfect. Sunbeams: Good balance of roundwound brightness and nickel softness. They are a bit lighter in the guage than I anticipated. I don't know if .045 is a measurement of the whole string or the core but these seem "narrower" than other 45s. Anyway, they are great, I've been looking for Sunbeams for a long time and I recommend them for that "not too bright but not flatwound" feel. I think they are comparable to the GHS pressurewounds but a little more Slinky.