I've always read about these strings and heard about McCartney using them on Abbey Road plus Im a huge Herbie Flowers fan. I recently bought a set for my 67 Ventura Hollowbody and just could not get them to work. They really seemed to throw off my intonation on the E and A string and no matter how many adjustments I made, they just wouldn't work for me. I had tried to use them in the past on a MIM Jazz Bass and had similar issues on the E string. Anyone else had issues with these strings? And..can anyone recommend a similar string? I really liked the upright-like tone and the thumb these things put out.