i bet this has been posted before, but i searched i couldn't find anything. anyway... i hear a lot of people talking about flatwound strings. what the difference betweent hat and normal strings? i've also heard a lot about using flatwounds on a fretless. now would roundwounds tear up your fretboard? can i use flatwounds on a fretted bass? sorry if this is redundant, but can anyone shine some light on this topic for me?