Hey Don, not one for addressing people directly in the open on TB, but I think this is an issue that concerns more than just me, so I thought I'd try it this one time. After a little experimenting, I have come to the conclusion that Chromes are the flatwound string for me. I use the 40-95 set when I need flats (I also use XL's the same gauges when I need rounds). Currently I have a dead set of XL's on my Danelectro Longhorn but I want to switch it to Chromes because it's just not the same to use dead rounds. Unfortunately, the 40-95 set only comes in long scale. Not a big deal when using a short or medium scale bass that uses actual bass tuners, but Hofners and Danelectros use guitar tuners, and long scale strings put a lot of pressure on the E and A string tuner's posts that will inevitably result in the tuners breaking, and unwinding the wraps to make them fit on the guitar tuners will inevitably result in the string breaking. So I'd like to request that you all start making them in short and medium scale sets with the 40-95 gauges, please. I know there probably isn't a gigantic customer base for a set like that, but I think a sustainable customer base for them does exist, and I'd like those folks who would buy 40-95 Chromes for Danos and Hofners to pipe in and show some love for the idea. If enough of us want them, hopefully you good folks at D'addario will find it in your hearts to satisfy us. NOTE: Though I'm sure some of you folks will want to tell me to install real bass tuners or use a different type of string, let me head you off at the pass now. Thanks for the thoughts, but both these ideas are out of the question.