tried them out yesterday. now am not new to SS strings i have been playing D'addario prosteels and DR SS strings for all my life and they were always awesome and more awesome. but these Warwicks they are so very harsh and have that sticky feeling i cant manage to play with even after hours of trying to get used to them. i just cant play freely over them and sliding over them is like eating rotten eggs? maybe its just me but if you want to know why people say SS strings are harsh try these!