Wow! I know people can have preferences for different types of strings, but these things are amazing. So smooth and soft with a great sound. I got these for a fretless Corvette because I didn't want the fretboard to get gouged anymore. Anyway, I sanded and reoiled the fretboard to a smooth surface and put these on there. I went with the white gold mostly because I didn't want black nylon on ebony board for the appearance. Anyway, I could not be happier. I may put these on my fretted Stage 1 as well. If you have always put flat wounds on your fretless, give these strings a chance sometime.