Back in September i ran a poll to pick some flats for me. Fender won out so i figured after close to 2 months of play time it would be good to review them. I was going to get the 45-60-80-100 but they were out and being impatient i went for the 50-65-85-100 set by iiipopes suggestion. Upon first install i was very worried. They seemed very tight and sounded very harsh. But i said to myself just keep playing them and see what happens. For the first 2 weeks i was growing impatient with them and really couldnt find a tone with them that i favored. But i did enjoy the feel of them, very smooth and the tension allowed me to get crazy low action that made the stifness actually comfortable to play. After the first 2 weeks i took them to a practice with the band and gave them a run through. Growly with alot of highs and some harshness still, fit well into the punky songs but for the laid back stuff not so much. I kept playing the bass for home practice and noticed after the 4 week mark that they started to change. The harshness went away and the growl subsided but was still present and noticed the more rubbery feel to them. Played them in many practices but around week 6 is when they just turned into greatness for me. The harshness was totally gone, the highs were turning smooth and the growl lowered a little into what now was just a very punchy tone. Such authoritative sound with a slight growl that just seemed to fill the room and every time i picked a note that punch was felt and heard. Im glad i didnt sway from these at the start. Such incredible flats. Just wanted to share.