So I picked up a set of Savarez strings because I'd never tried them . They only had one kind - 520P - Red Card.
I opened them up and I was shocked to find that the trebles (at least it appears the G & B) are wrapped in plastic!!!!
I haven't put them on yet. I searched through the forum on this, but didn't see anything. Anybody else use these? I would think that the plastic wrapping would cause a LOT of scraping noises and cause a pretty undesireable sound... But who knows. They cost the roughly same as D'addario composites, so maybe its a fancy thing to have strings wrapped in plastic?
Anyway, I'll be putting them on the next week or so and will find out for myself, I guess.