Okay, so I admit I'm a big fan of flats. For me, they're easy on the old fingers and I tend to play better and enjoy playing more using them. The only two basses I own that don't have flats are my Ibanez 505 and 700. Both of these basses sound great with the stock Elixers they came with although the time has arrived to flatten these suckers out. I mostly use Chromes or LaBella's but if anyone has experience with something else on these basses any opinions are immensely appreciated!