My Nocaster is sounding great with the Stringdog 10's. They have a great direct price of $39.95 for 10 sets, (that sounds like a good price to me anyway). They also include an extra e & B strings (I haven't seen any other string companies do that in years). They settled down within a couple of hours of playing. String bends seem as easy as with any other brand. Overall, I think they are an excellent value.