I've never tried flatwound strings. What is the differece between the two??(other than the obvious fact they are wound differently) I've always played ernieball super slinkys. Never really tried other strings. I like the sparkle when they are new, although that tone dies out after a week or so. Anyone have any suggestions for different strings to try?? I play in a punk band and would like strings with really punchy, tight tone that will last a little longer than my eb's..any help would be much appreciated!