Been using 88Ls on all my frettless basses for decades. After all They have been available since 1962.
Great on fingers and finger board. They last a long time with little maintenance, just a quick wipe down after gigs. And real easy on the fingerboard too.
I have never experienced any drop outs or etc. And the tape wind is superb. After all Roto has been building them for over 50 years. Think they probably have ironed out the bugs.
And they look pretty cool on and bass.