..and for the most part I really like them..not much diff in the sound at all as compared to the Bushs....the only thing I noticed is they are not as smooth right out of the pack like Bushs are. Im anxious to see if this straightens itself out. Im not really sure of the guages of them...I think the G's and D's are them same...as is the E's..the A's are a little beefier I believe. I dont have them in front of me right now. At almost $2 cheaper I definently think they should be considered as an alternative to the Bushs. Of course you get and extra A and E string with them. So its 6 one way and half a dozen another....bottom line is I like them so far.