John Pearse and DR are probably the finest strings I have used. On my own guitars, I have been using EB regular slinky for at least 25 years. GHS makes nice strings. I have always had breakage problems with D'addario, but lots of folks love them. For a short period, maybe a year back in the very early 2,000's, I was using Dr. Ducks electric 10's with no real complaint. BONUS, they come with an extra high E string in every pack. Regardless of which brand I stretch them till they hold pith after extreme bends. And I'm sure like everyone else I get seriously annoyed if a string breaks during the stretching process, though luckily it is rare.