#1
A jazz 3 with has the stiffness of a black one but doesn't wear out as fast? Hell yeah i like that

But when are they out here in the UK? Strings direct have them listed but don't have them in stock, so any info from the net you may have heard?
#3
For me the black ones can rough up quite quick, meaning that yes they're playable, but they dont keep that sharp smoothe edge, something these new ultex ones supposedly do
#5
cheap your local guitar store, i think i saw they had them in my store
yoyoyuyo

Guitars.........................Amp.................Pedals (getting new)
Ibanez S470................Laney VC15.....Boss DS-1 (it's bad)
PRS SE Soapbar II
Ibanez aw15 acoustic