Originally Posted by Mikhail1
Let us know how you like those Detroit Flats.
Like them? I love them!
Here's my impressions from the week or so I've had them on:
First off: in my limited experience with flats, these are by far the smoothest I've encountered. I can barely see the windings and they feel fantastic both in terms of texture and the tension, which is about on par with tension I was used to with my regular gauge Chromes - not too tight, not too loose, easy to set up for low action (I didn't even have to tweak the truss rod when switching from the factory strings).
Sound-wise, they're exactly what I was looking for: classic flatwound tone; deep and punchy, with thump to spare and a nice little bit of low mid growl. The high end is nothing like the "almost dead rounds" top end of Chromes. Instead, I'd liken the highs of the Detroit Flats to a nice woody "plunk". That being said, I've found the G to be a little thin sounding at times, but setting up the bass has seemed to alleviate that somewhat, and I expect it to settle down even more as the strings break in.
Overall, I couldn't be happier with these strings, especially at $20 shipped.
As a side note: buying these strings was kind of a crap-shoot for me since I was on a tight budget and couldn't find much info on them, so if anybody sees this and has any more questions about them, just PM me and I'll try to answer as best I can.