- Playability, sound.
- Local stores don't carry them.
Deep rich tone
With medium tension
Being the owner of several short and medium scale basses as well as long scales, my only wish would be to see Fender produce flatwound stainless steel light gauge short scale strings.
Can't wait for Fender to come out with the new "CL" set, which will be the same as this set, but a 105 in the bass instead of a 100, as I like a little more meat on the low E, and these will deliver. I may just now be a flats convert after over 35 years as a bassist.
You can get a rough idea of how balanced a string set will be if all of the strings are the same kind (brand, wrap, core, etc.) by multiplying the G string gauge by 4/3 and comparing the result against the D string gauge... etc. going to E or B. 45/60/80/107 is a perfectly balanced set according to this rule, and although there are always exceptions it really comes in handy.