I really haven't researched other threads, but when I don't have the coins to buy a box of Pyramids, I've been using Dean Markley Blue Steels just for the brightness/durability. But they seem to dig into fret material due to the SS material. Another consistent string has been DR Tite-Fit or Hi-Beams. I've seen Snarling Dogs, Vinci (where available) and the always-popular Ernie Balls, Gibson, Rotosound (a UK fave) et al. What are some of you leaning towards?