Just got a set of these in the mail. They were not what I wanted, but I probably screwed up placing the order. Anyway, the first thing I notice is that they feel like flat-rounds; they look like round-wounds. Couldn't figure out what the deal was until I saw the word "Compressed" stamped on the string package. I put them on my 4-string Elrick anyway just to see how they sounded. What I did not like was that they didn't have any of that stainless steel edge in the sound; but they were funkey has hell - very smooth - Phat tone. Pleasantly suprised - anyone else use these ?