I have always avoided playing flats as I have always played metal, punk and more flashy solo type stuff. I finally gave in and put LaBellas on my 1993 MIM P Bass as my band decided to add a reggae song (Bedouin Soundclash's Walls Fall Down) to our set list. WOW! These strings sound amazing in the mix. I was planning to use this bass for a song or two but I think I will use it on a few Stones songs, Soulman, some SRV..... etc. I can't see NOT having a bass strung with flats!