Hi Further to my previous thread in which I asked if I needed to "man up" to play flats, I have been playing with them for a couple of months now, including several gigs. Overall, I think the sound of the flats (Fender 9050L) is perfect - good low mids and smooth highs, but I still can't get on with the feel, especially if my hands are just a tiny wee bit moist, when the strings become very grabby. It's not the tension of lack of flexibility that's the problem, it's the flat surface causing friction. The question therefore is - is there a brand of rounds which will give me a more flat-like sound while keeping the rounds feel? I'm happy for them to be new or dead, although I suspect the latter will be closer to the mark...... Many thanks for taking the time to offer your opinion!