Anyone out there with any stories? A friend of mine has roundwounds for E A and D, and a flatwound G. One day his G string broke (no G string jokes please .. we've heard them all enough ) and as a quick fix he stuck on a G out of a set of flats that he had taken off of his bass a while ago. I have no idea why he didn't just put all the flats back on (the rounds he has are pretty dead now anyways).. I guess he can tolerate it well enough so that he isn't motivated to go out and buy new strings. He's had it that way for 2 or 3 months now.