Hey...you can look in my profile to what i play but to sum it up, we play mellower rock, and stuff like Phish, Panic, and we do alot of just plain old jammin'. What kind of sound will flats give me combared to roundwounds??? Can someone please describe each kind of string and tell me how they play, how they sound, which are harder/easier to "fret", which last longer, which stay in tune best, and all the info you can give me about them. What will they do to my sound, what areas sound boosted/cut with which strings, etc...??? My string change is way over due, and my stock roundwounds are on their last leg.... Also, please reccomend some good but cheaper end strings for each "application"....thanks alot! Peace, Graham Oh, and if you could maybe name some common CD's or band or bassists that use different kinds of strings so i can hear what they sound like.