After searching around the forums a bit, I've found several threads where people mention that you have to take special precautions when installing flatwounds vs roundwounds. Some say that only the silk part must wrap around the tuning post. Others emphasize that you must put a 90 degree bend into a string before threading it around the post, or it will lose integrity. Some say you should never cut a flatwound string, or it might unravel. Then, on the other hand, Fender says on its website that you should cut each string so that it's about 10.2 cm longer than what it needs to reach the tuning post, so that there isn't too much string wrapped around each post. Now I'm a bit confused, and I got two sets of Fender 9050L flatwounds arriving in the mail any day now, that I'm gonna put on my basses (jazz basses), so I'd like to hear you guys' way of installing flats, so I will get it right.