I have yet to replace the strings on my new Jazz (guitar tech replaced them with Fenders when he did the final setup) will do so in the near future. They are not bad but I miss the brightness and tone of the rounds. Have always used Rotosounds on my Ric and was always happy with them. The Ric has a well laqured finger board so damage from the round wounds were minimal, well the frets took the brunt of their assault. I was wondering I may have to take a diffrent approach to my Jazz as the finger board is a rose wood and will become gouged with the rounds. Any takes on what will give me that round wound sound with out the wear and tear. Thanx Mo.