I had the brilliant idea to change my strings on my 5 string bass just before our show this past Saturday. Also had the brilliant idea that D'Addario Flats would be a great idea. NOT!! Usually put about 10 to 20 hours of playing on strings before I play them on stage. I hate new strings. And now, I put on these brand new flats on my bass 3 hours before the show. I have 3 blisters.. UGH!! I figured they would give me a smoother warmer tone. My fingers stuck to the strings. Both left and right hand.. They are terrible... Not to mention pretty darn expensive. I am really hoping that after our 4 hour set on Saturday, 3 hours of practice on Tuesday and Thursday and another week of practicing, that these strings somehow ease up and are not so harsh on my fingers.. Anyone else have this issue??