I'm torn between these, yet I can't spend the money to try both. I got the TI flats on my fretted shortscale, and I love the sound and the feel, except I'm a bit unsure how they will perform on the higher notes the C string offers me. On the other hand the D'addario Chromes seem to have a really good reputation. But they are supposed to be a lot stiffer than the TI flats. I haven't tried them, but that could put me off, because I love the feel of the TIs. And I don't know at all how they compare soundwise to the TIs. I'd take the TI right away, but maybe the D'Addario sound even better on high notes, so I hope you people can give me some advice. regards, s.h.