First, let me say this isn't a "where can I get a set of strings like the ones that came on my bass" post. I have found the website and plan to order more, but I do have a question that searching the forum hasn't led me a good answer. While I waited for my new Ric to arrive, I researched which flats I wanted to have installed. I like TI and they were the likely candidate. Then, this magical thing happened. I really liked the strings that came on the bass. I mean really liked them. I suppose I could say it was the Ric tone, and it is a big part of it, but the feel of the strings is awesome too. Most rounds that I have tried felt like cheese graters and I didn't like the feel at all. I didn't like the zing when sliding and I didn't like that they sounded liked springs, IMO. Yes, the Ric tone is very bright, but it isn't the same as a set of "insert brand name" rounds that one plucks off the wall at GC. I played a set of NYXL for awhile and they weren't bad, just not my thing and I have hated every stock string that I have ever played. I digress. Clearly the stock Ric strings are not flats. Given that they don't seem like true rounds to me, and I've never played half or pressure wounds, are they really one of those styles?