Seeing all the hype about Flats on a ABG, I decided yesterday to buy a set of Chromes for my Takamine (I chose Chromes because, well, they and Fenders are pretty much the only Flats I can find locally; and because I liked them on another bass). Now I took them out of the packet and something felt different about them compared to the set I used on my other bass. They felt somewhat dry. Thing is; I wasn't sure I'm not just imagining things then. I took out the other Chrome-strung bass and sure enough, the strings looked much shinier on it. Anyways, I strung the ABG and well... It was much brighter than I expected; sounded a lot like the Elixir bronze phosphor I had on before. That, and the dryness of the strings was causing some kind of squeaky finger noise each time I plucked a string. In my opinion this is much worse than the sliding finger noise I got on the bronze phosphor; at least, that I could fix by correcting my fretting hand technique, but I'm not sure if that sound is expected of flats on an ABG, if I just forgot how the strings were when I first installed them on my other bass, but I'm very disappointed so far... So I'd like it if someone who tried Chromes (or similar flats) on an ABG could chime in... Should I tough it out and wait 'till the strings get a bit more broken in, or have I obviously gotten a lemon and I should send them back to D'Addario?