TLDR: I miss my chromes. I changed the strings on my CV duo sonic today, as the D’Addario chromes on it had been there since FEB 2019. I replaced them with Rotosound top tapes, as I recently tried Roto’s swing 77 bass flatwounds and really like them. Sadly, this doesn’t carry over to the Top Tapes. While they’re much more lively than the old, dead chromes, they feel rough and cheap, high tension resulting in high action and little ability to bend, and the intonation is now wayyyyy off. Being a 3 barrel, there’s not much I can do about it, but I can’t do any sort of octaves past the 7-8th fret without cringing. I don’t get how two string sets of near identical gauge and construction can have a guitar react so differently. I really regret spending $11 on these. I’m going to give them a few weeks, in case they’re one of those cases where they just really need to settle in first, but they sure don’t make me want to pick up my DS anymore.