I need to buy some new strings! The G broke and i jimmied it with an old guitar string (of course, it keeps going out of tune ). Additionally, the A string is having problems on the 6th thru 12th fret. It could be the neck, but most probably the string. The strings i currently have are the D'addirio (sp?) "Chromes". I love the way they feel and i would like to get as close as possible to that smoothness. No roundwounds for me thanks! Some posts say that the Chromes strings run at a higher tension so i would like to try a different brand. Additionally, the chromes cost me $50 canadian with tax and i would love it if my next set were cheaper than that but still good quality. I would like to get a heavier gage G string too. So here are my string desires: 1. They feel like chromes 2. they are low tension (easy of playing right? BTW i dont slap) 3. long lasting 4. lower price (my least concern but still dont want to pay an arm and a leg). 5. I can get them in my local music shop. I dont want to have to mail order if at all possible. 6. Flatwounds only So knowing those variables which brand of string should i get? Please give your opinions!