Just thought that I'd let all of you know that I swapped the stock strings that came on my Michael Kelly acoustic/electric bass for some D'Addario Chrome Flats and man what a difference! The stock strings are a very light gauge round (gold colored). They were very low tension and also VERY noisy in that they produced a lot of finger noise when sliding or just changing chords. They were also very thin sounding and "tinny", almost guitar like. The Chromes are dead silent to sliding and chord changes and are deeper, much more bassy. They also offer a lot more tension and allowed me to flatten the neck more with the truss rod and get the bow out (they stockers would buzz on when I did this) which greatly lowered the action (non adjustable bridge). A much needed improvement. I highly recommend these especially if you have an MK acous/elec with stock strings.