I tend more toward mellow-tone strings, mostly because I like silk/phosphor for fingerstyle. Most of the time I'm playing on nylon strings, so my poor fingers need all the help than can get on the steel strings. Usually I get Taylor silk/phosphor, but I figured I'd give these a whirl. I like them much better than the Taylor strings and I would say these are not as mellow as the Taylor strings, which is nice that I can have a brighter sound and still use silk/phosphor strings. I would definitely buy these again.
Am really enjoying the mellow tones coming from my new Larrivee OM rosewood with these strings. Regular phosphor bronze JP's are great too, but I'm developing a strong preference for the softer, folk sound, these bronze and silks generate. Not quite so much ringing from the higher notes, with a bit more punch from the bass. I will definitely order again!
Fun to play, easy on the fingers. Would not recommend for a rhythm or lead player, but for the at-home couch player, these are a fun change.
JPs are impressive, overall, esp. when mated with the right instrument. These are on a couple Martin parlors and are working well. Will try them on some others in the future.
first time playing the bronze and silk strings I like the mellow tone that the silk treble strings give and blend well with midrange and bottom end