A friend of mine was over the other night for a bit of a jam. He brought his guitar and he had flat wounds on it. When I gave it a play I found the strings very comfortable and a whole lot less squeaky. Tone was ok but I'm not familiar with his guitar (an off brand LP) and figure that might be a big part of the sound. I asked him what brand they where and he is buying two heavier sets to mix and match and get down around the 10 gauge mark. He seemed to think they don't make lighter gauge flat wounds. I did some looking and found these D'Addario ECG23 Chromes Flat Wound's that are already 10/48 gauge. I'm going to pick up a set and try them out but I'm curious if anyone else has tried them and what your thoughts are.