I recently changed all my gear. Upgraded to a MM Sterling and a Markbass CMD 112H all in a period of 4 weeks. My wife is gonna kill me when she figures this out Anyhow, I am always torn about the type of strings I use. Sometimes, I like the agressive tone that rounds give me, but hate the finger noise. I mean I REALLY hate finger noise. I LOVE the smooth sound of flats for some songs, but sometimes I feel they lack clarity. So...I tried halfwounds. I am really liking them. They still have clarity but a significant reduction in finger noise. I think they are the perfect all-round string. But it seems so few people use them. And not everybody makes them. Why is that? Do you know something I don't? Or should more people give half-wounds a try??