I am wondering how much other bassists do this when playing? When pressing the string against the fret, I always try to get a soft press where the string doesn't clank too much against the fret as I press the note. I find that it is hard to prevent all clanks though and I'm wondering what people who have been playing the instrument for a really long time have to say about this. Are there any tricks to getting the string down softly? Does everyone clank the strings down or do you get better at not doing it as you get more experienced?