After using Snake Oil Original Vintage strings on my Tele for a while, I decided to try a lighter set of strings (I had been using 11-15-20-32-42-54) so rather than waste a set of Snake Oil's I figured I'd use DR Pure Nickel strings (11-14-18-28-38-50)-- can't be THAT much different, right? Goddammit the Snake Oils are so much nicer that the DR's. I don't know what I was thinking or expecting, certainly not THAT big of a difference for sure. And I don't think what I'm hearing has to do with the lighter strings-- the DR's just sound "cloudier" to me. I checked my setup, and did have to loosen the truss rod just a hair (DAMN IT, FENDER, PUT THE TRUSS ROD ADJUSTMENT ON THE HEADSTOCK FOR CHRISSAKES!!! :BITCH I know it's a vintage reissue, but geez!!). but I don't think it has anything to do with setup. It sounds like going from vinyl to mp3. At least DR's are a lot cheaper so I won't feel as bad taking them right off.