Hi, I've been playing plain steel strings (.10-.46) on my single-coil strat (usually elixir polywebs) for the last couple of years. Now, I am wondering if I should switch to nickel sets. I was actually looking at the snake oil strings nickel formula set (which is actually cheaper than the elixirs), but I have some questions before I switch over... 1. Will pure nickel strings increase sustain? 2. Will pure nickel strings wear out / break faster, and because they are harder, will they wear out / erode the saddles and nut quicker (or more so over a long period of time)? 3. What are the impacts of pure nickel strings on playability / flexibility? Are they harder to bend or vibrato with? 4. Do they still chaff / flake all over the pickguard like plain steel strings? Thanks for reading, guys!