Or, Damn the Frets - Full Speed Ahead! I'm just re-discovering stainless strings, and boy, do I like them. Got some Blue Steels on my P right now, with some Roto 66's waiting in the wings. Unless I'm totally blown away by the Rotos, some taperwounds will be coming shortly thereafter. The Blue Steels are pretty good - I hope they last for a while. I'm using Fast Fret, so we'll see what happens. Seriously, though, I hope these things don't wreck my frets. To me, they just sound right. I've tried DR's and Blue Steels so far, and I figured, heck, Rotos are really the reference standard, and it's been a while since I used them, so I got some from the Dude. After using flats for a while, it's interesting getting used to stainless rounds. That finger-noise thing is going to take a little work, but I'm making progress.