I recently had an idea that I thought I would share... My local guitar shop does not carry the brand of strings that I normally order from MF. They carry something similar. And, of course, the salesman really talked up the brand they carry. I tried them because I didn't want to wait on the others to come by mail. And I like them. But I don't know if I like them better or not. So... What I'm going to do is put on half of the strings from each brand. They're both the same gauge. And both are nickle. I'm putting the 10, 17, & 36 of one brand on with the 13, 26, & 46 of the other brand. This will give me a side by side comparison. Later I will compare the remaining strings from both packs to eliminate the possibility of a bias based on heavier strings. Later I might try some other A B tests to make sure I'm using the best strings for me. I just thought I would mention this since I haven't heard of anyone else doing it.