It seems that a lot of us like the sound of old "dead" flat. I have always wondered why string manufacturers don't attempt to engineer a flatwound string that sounds like a 10 yrs old string right out of the box. From my experience the GHS 95-45 I got on my P-Bass are the closest ones to that idea. They sound thumpy without much sustain from day one. Anyhow, it could be a marketing concept similar to "distressed" instruments... Thoughts? Am I a dumbass?