Hi guys. As some of you may have noticed, I've had some problems with my Slowounds lately. I wrote to D'addario about my troubles, and I got a very kind response telling me, that they would be glad to replace my set, but they had to send me XL's, because they have stopped making Slowounds this month. D'addario thinks that difference between XL's and Slowounds are too small. The to strings are made from the same materials using the same winding machines, so there shouldn't be so big a difference. I can't personally remember how XL's sound, since I only tried one set 4 years ago, so I'm looking foreward to try them out. I'm not shure I understand the decision fully because it's such good strings, and it seem that so many like them, but then again only one shop out of 5 in my area has them. Maybe they just didn't sell enough. But I guess it's still bad news for all you Slowound fans, no matter what.