One of the reasons I acquired a second bass was because I wanted one with flats so I could get some different tone- GOT it! I think these flats will be perfect for some of the songs I've been learning lately. Hey Joe by Hendrix for instance sounds perfect with flats! Maybe I should have gone with those TI's everyone's been raving about, but the DR's will have to do for now. Maybe down the line someday. Anyway, really glad I did it. These things a pleasure to play! Super-slippery!