Just thought I would throw this up there to answer some questions that I had previously about these strings. Yes, in my opinion they are similar to chromes. The light version of these strings (the ones I bought) have a higher tension than my marcus miller DR's 45-105. Unfortunately the e string is too long and will wind on the post which is bad for flatwounds. Now, I really like these strings a lot. An interesting thing that I noticed was that upon stringing up, the E and A strings felt like they have already been somewhat broken in. The D was right where I would expect a new flat to be. The G is pretty bright. So I wonder how this will come into play, say, a month from now. I put this up because while searching for these strings I didn't see a whole lot of results. I know this isn't super in depth, but I welcome any questions so that the people smart enough to use the search function can hopefully get some answers.