Ok, last year feeling experimental I invested in some Pyramids, specifically the "Jimi Hendrix Inspired Set"- 10, 13, 15w, 26, 32, 38. Nickel Classics, quote "round steel core for unsurpassed sustain & tone quality". I tried them on my Les Paul and couldn't get them back off fast enough. Seemed way too bright, maybe just too new, I dunno, but after a week that experiment was over and instead of my usual Ernie Ball 11-48's I went to D'Addario EXL116 11-52. I can deal with the thicker low strings, so that's okay. What to do with my two remaining packs of Pyramids? Well, my ash Tele with Seth Lover in the neck and SD Broadcaster in the bridge was in serious need of new strings, so why not? I had been using the same Ernie Ball set of strings, only without the 6th string (it is a Micawbre clone after all). To be similar to that set, on the Pyramids I left off the 10, and moved everything up, if you catch my meaning. That way the fifth string using Pyramids is the same 38 as my usual Ernie Ball. So far not too keen on a wound third string. Seems a little too quiet. Not totally unexpected. Did a little pickup height adjustment and pole piece height on the Seth, and tweaked my amp's EQ and it seems not too bad. Okay, but what I really want to know is- unplugged, just strumming this guitar, these Pyramids sound the same as any other strings on my other guitars unplugged. What is it about these strings that make them different through an amp, but not different unplugged? Or, is this just all in my head??