Hi all, Yes, it's another thread about flats! But that's kind of the point of my question. In TB world at least, it seems to me that flatwound strings have had something of a resurgence in popularity recently. Everybody wants to know which flats for their bass, which flats sound best, what do these flats sound like and so on. Do you think their current popularity is a) about blindly following trends, or b) about a serious desire of many players to achieve that classic flatwound tone for some new reason (i.e. industry standards, famous bass players/bass lines, etc.)? Or maybe you have another explanation. There's something in the back of my mind about soul/Motown-esque pop songs doing the charts right now, and I'm wondering if that has something to do with it. Lo-fi and vintage seems to be in. Or perhaps we're getting over slapping and tapping and are re-visiting an appreciation of good fingerstyle playing. For me, I switched to flats recently because I was seriously disliking my tone on a new bass, and realised it was because I prefer the dull sound of old strings to the 'zing' of a new set. I'm a fingerstyle player and am not particularly interested in slapping and tapping, or even listening to it, so I never cared much for a bright tone. Due to the flood of flatwound-related threads, I found out here that I could get that tone using a set of flats, so that's the option I took with a set of LaBellas. Thoughts?