I don't believe it! I wrote on this forum that the best strings for acoustic playing, on an ABG were a Flatwounds, for various sonic reasons..... So what do I go and do? I got Roto Bronzewounds for my Ortega bass! 29 pounds!, 0.45 so they pull the neck, and I don't what to adjust the truss rod! My bass has a very deep tone, but put a string on it that advertises its self, and has metal that gives "Zing"??????? You don't need "Zing" on an Acoustic Bass you need "Thud"! Gracious God, I AM THICK! Conned by marketing! "We make acoustic Guitar strings in Bronze, so we'll do the same for an ABG" So why I did I do it? Well the strings were old so, although they were 0.45 Bronze D'Addario, they weren't so Hight tension, thus they didn't pull on the neck, and they weren't "Zingy" No I won't put tape wounds on, as they are not loud enough acoustically....... And anyhow Double Basses have been played for centuries with steel cored Flats! There must be a reason? So why am I so upset? 'Cause it's still 30 quid!!!!