The Total string tension 224.010lbs
These strings are for stroking and caressing out sensual rich deep tones. You can slap these strings if you really want to as well.
Overall very good strings. Very sensual smooth feel, a breeze to play compared to stainless steel with their raw harsh surface.
The G string is 0.050 compared to the traditional 0.045 that is in most Medium sets. I always found the 0.045 too thin and useless as a sound, this 0.050 string makes a huge difference with its extra thickness and string tension. The overall balance is very good across all the strings. It took 4 days for all the strings to settle down, now a really good rich sound, with a shine 'bright' extra sound over the top.
These strings give a modern Flatwound sound with a bright edge, covers all sounds from the warmer jazz sound to the jazz-fusion and even rock - with an added bright edge when needed to give the overall sound a bit more definition. Depending on the different finger techniques used all kinds of sounds can be produced - great.
The only minus point, if it is a minus point, is that the fabric covering the end of the strings on the bridge end of the string is longer than it needs to be on the E and A string. This means that the contact of the string with the bridge is on the fabric tape. I found it does not dampen the sound in any way, as far as I can tell. Do not cut off the fabric - its there for a reason, to cover the tape windings at the end of the string.
The extra tension of the G string may require an adjustment of the guitars action, I had to adjust mine to take it a little lower. I am not playing so harshly as I used to with the stainless steel set I used to have before. It has brought out a better sound and style of playing.
These string are definitely worth the extra cost. Wipe the strings down after use, they will last years.