I am a Daddario user (EXL´s) basically since I started playing and learning electric guitar. Ive never tried other brands. Daddarios were the only strings at my local shop and then, when online stores appeared, I continued purchasing them for many years. Two years ago, I bought the guitar of my dreams, a Strandberg with natural finish. The first days with it were fantastic, I was extremely happy with the guitar. However, when I changed strings for the first time, everything changed. The guitar has never been the same: high action, fret buzzing. It was a nightmare because Im so sensitive to setup changes. I share this experience because, last week I decided to try Ernie Balls and it turned up to be harder strings and have more tension, and as a result of the extra tension, I was able to straight the neck a bit more and to achieve a lower action without fret buzzing. To sum up, if you are struggling with a guitar setup, yo may want to try different strings brands.