I bought a used G&L bass and it has flats on them. I looked at the certificate that came with it and from the factory it says D'Addario EXL170. I couldnt find them in flats so iam to believe they have been changed to theses sticky things. they were ok in the first part of the night but after a while they drove me crazy. any idea if someone makes a non sticky flat in a light gauge? this is the first time i ever in 30 years playing used light strings and i love them.