Just saying! I don't think I will ever use another type of flat wound string. I have sterling by music man with black diamonds and I can get any sound I want. I have had them on for about 5-6 months now and they still sound great! If I want to get the Good ol blues sound(my favorite) I can get it. If I want to slap my way into funk heaven, I can. They are very versatile strings. If you are a flat wound player and haven't tried them I would definitely recommend them. I do plan on getting a Fender Jazz bass and throwing the black diamonds on them and then putting some rounds on the music man. Point is, black diamonds are great!