Balanced, Bright, Punchy
I put the hybrid set on my home-made fretless jazz bass. Man, these strings sing. Finger noise is non-existent, harmonics are retained, and my fingerboard isn't being gouged!
The tone is similar to RS66s, which I regularly use on my fretted, except for a little lower output and a bit less top-end. The mids are clear and punchy, not wonky or scooped. The jazz bridge pickup solo'd, tone knob halfway, you cannot go wrong.
For flats, they are not perfectly smooth, but they're pretty much a roundwound/halfwound tone in a flatwound package, so a tad bit of smoothness is sacrificed for tone. I personally like the little bit of texture.
I play progressive rock, jazz, fusion, classical, etc and these do half the job for me. I've heard these also work great on P-bass, fretted, and pretty much anything else. Great strings!
Reviewed by: Joshua Evans from Texas.