So it seems like flatwounds are the thing these days, I tried them and I tried to like them, I mean come on!, from everything you read this should be the end all be all of bass tone... but they just aren't my thing. Nope, I'm all about the dead roundwounds! If I'm not playing a bass very often those things might be on there for years and years, if I'm playing that bass a ton, maybe after two years they'll actually be dead enough that I'll think about changing them. I'm actually kinda strategic about putting on new strings, have to give them enough time to loose that zing before a gig. Who's with me? Proud of their dead rounds?