Mark808098 5 This is the first time I have ever tried flat wound strings on any of my basses. This set was very affordable. I like the feel better than round wound strings. The tone (sound) of flats is very different from round wounds. Also, in my opinion the sound gets better the longer I keep the strings on. I've been happy with my purchase. Soon, I'll try a different brand of flat wound strings on another one of my basses to do a comparison.