I have loved playing with these strings....so smooth with a buttery soft feel. I've never had such nice strings. However I have a concern. During rehearsal last week, the band got into a heavy groove and I found myself really diggin in and plucking the strings. It seemed that the harder I played, the slower I got. My fingers didn't bounch off the strings quickly. Has anyone else experienced this or do I just need to work on my technique?