I'm thinking about switching from EB to Elixer strings. Just wondering if they do sound anything like traditional roundwounds like they claim to. Also, has anyone really had a set last two years before going dead? I've heard some people make claims on that, but I'm almost afriad to believe it, especially since I've heard other people claim that they break at the drop of a hat. Most I've ever really been able to make string last is about five months, but even that's because I liked the mellow sound from half-dead strings. I just want to make sure these are a good deal before I drop $40 on them. I play mostly jazz with a little bit of slap-funk just for kicks, so I need a somewhat punchy, yet still pretty mellow tone. Also, if it makes any difference, I've got a Lakland 55-01 with an Ampeg ba-115. Doubt it would, but who knows. Thanks in advance.