Hello everybody, this is my first post. I have been mulling over switching to flats for some time now. After 20 years of playing with rounds I feel a little apprehensive making the switch. However, I feel like I'm ready to give flats a try after reading all of the posts here (quite a bit of them)! I have just a few questions for the converts: How do flats stack up with hammer-ons and pull-offs? I utilize this technique quite a bit with my playing and have been curious as to the response from the flats regarding this technique. Is it possible to put rounds on the first and second strings and have the flats on the third and fourth strings? I'm curious about popping on the first and second string. Is it okay to do with flats? Chromes more likely? Is there a suitable slap sound with higher tension flats? I feel like I'd have to abandon all my technique if I make the switch, even though new avenues await me I'm sure with the flats. Can you guys please help me out? Thanks!