We may be reforming the old Hendrix trib band again! I think early on that Redding used flats because you can clearly hear it. Articles I have read said he only used Rotosound rounds. But at least on the first couple of albums, it sure sounds like flatss. Just wondering which brand he used, if he used flats. Gotta go find a jazz bass that looks like his too. Any help is appreciated with the string brand. On a side note... Any opinions on Rotosound flats, not the Steve Harris signatures, but the regular Jazz 77 or whatever they are called.