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Ernie Ball seem to be the choice of most professional artists who need quality strings for their guitars.
These strings are cheap, fairly long lasting and have good tone. Averaging around £4 it's hard to say no to buying something so good for so little, buy these in bulk and you save more money and get more strings!
This gauge of string is pretty much the standard gauge for a standard tuned guitar ( E A D G B E) and they'll serve you well during their stay, do bare in mind that string lifespan varies depending on how often you play, how clean your hands are and whether or not you wipe down your guitars fretboard before and after use. Doing these things will greatly increase the strings life and save you even more money in the grand scheme of things.
The tone you get from these is the usual bright tone that you get from most sets of strings. It's after a few days that the tone really gets into its own. It doesn't possess that overly bright tone that you get from a brand new pair but they're not dull and honky like an old pair of strings (NOTHING sounds worse than an old pair of electric guitar strings). I personally would recommend changing these strings once the tone is gone because they're cheap and it's no hassle to do. This being said, there are other string brands no the market who possess this tone and make it last longer.
The other brand I could see this competing with the most are the Elixir Nanoweb series. They have a special coating that preserves their tone and string life for up to 3-5X longer, bare in mind though that a set is also 2 times the price. But with the lifespan being longer then it could be a worthwhile investment in the long run.
Overall I'd recommend these strings indefinitely.They are cheap and possess a good tones, if you have some extra money burning holes in your pocket then there is no reason not to give longer lasting strings a go. But for a quick string which sounds good on the day, holds its tuning and is associated with fame then I cannot recommend this string enough