I'm almost embarrassed to say I have never tried flats before. There I said it. Anyway I just got my new Lakland Bob Glaub P-Bass and let me tell you it's a work of art like all my Laklands. I chose to try the famous sound of a P bass with flats. I'm not unhappy and I'm not at all used to them yet. I do like the sound and feel of the G,D,and A string fine but the E string is almost dead in comparison to the others. It is more of a thud and doesn't ring as long expcept on an open note, Now I've been playing long enough to know that it could be lots of things or just my perception, but the E is not as loud and I find myself trying to finesse it to get a "equal" response of the others. It maybe a bad string or some other adjustment, but I doubt it, Lakland is very meticulous on there set ups. So..... is my E string normal? Is just the Flat String World?