Previous thread in bass forum... Hi everyone, The conversation in my thread in bass forum has stopped, and I think it is now in the topic of strings more than basses, so I am posting this here so you can help me understand. It would be great if you can click on the link above and read the previous thread I like using high tension flatwound strings, and I worry that they can be more damaging or put more 'wear' to the neck than strings with less tension. Also, I was thinking about US Fenders that have graphite reinforcement rods, and the Skyline Laklands which do not, and wondernig if I should worry about longevity of neck if I get a bass without graphite rods to use with high tension flatwound strings. Can you share any thoughts or knowlege about this, please? Then, someone in the thread posted that the only thing that matters for tension is the string gauge or thickness. I then asked how that could be, because I have used TI Flats before, and while they are similar in gauge/thickness to other strings, they are much, much less tension. Can someone explain this? Thank you very much!