I've been using those for the last 8 years. They really are great strings, but lately I started noticing that the E and B strings seem to be contributing a bit more to fret buzz. Nor so much a buzz, but a thin tone. Recently I've gone to Ernie Ball Slinky's (10's, my usual gauge) and that seems to be an improvement. Another thing I [think] I notice is that EB's seem a little harder to bend. Can anyone with experience comment on this? .