I have, until 6 months ago, only used EB Slinky roundwound strings. I can't make reasonable comparisons between them and other strings, but I don't like the sound they make when new. However, they die quickly enough for me, and they do indeed settle to a warm and nicely punchy sound.
It's been a couple of years since I installed a new set, and I can't remember how evenly they die (across the strings), but they do die pretty quickly. From what I remember, mine have generally taken around a week to start dieing, and maybe two to four weeks to finish the transformation to Zombie Strings. The amount I play, that's probably around 14 - 37 hours of playing until they're nicely deaded.
As far as rounds go, I'm pretty happy with the sound of dead EB Slinkys, but I'm having a bit of fun on the side with some Rotosound Tapewounds - they're just like dead rounds (and they are rounds, under the tape), but with even more thumpy, dead-round goodness.
Last edited by Riverhead : 03-22-2013 at 08:25 AM.