Well, I've narrowed my search for flats down to these two brands; Fender 9050M (55-105) and LaBella Deep Talkin' (43-104). They will be my first set of flatwound strings. I've grown out of the sound of roundwounds and they are too bright for me, so I'm gonna try out flats. I like lots of thump and I guess what some would call punch. So what are your thoughts on these strings? I've searched TB and found that people who owned these sets have been very happy with them. The guy who reviewed strings for The Bass Gear Review Archive gave the LaBella's his vote for his favorite fingerstyle-player strings. I'm going up to Bass Northwest this week to gawk at the basses and hopefully pick up the strings (and maybe some other fun toys if I'm lucky ). Now I realize that strings are totally about personal choice (as is everything having to do with an instrument and gear) but I just want some feedback to help me make my choice.