Hi guys, I need a few tips. I've been playing bass for a hell of a long time, a "normal" bass that is. About six months ago I bought a Dean Edge 10-string. Great bass, sounds really cool, but I haven't really played it that much. I'd like to hear from some others out there that would consider themselves fairly advanced at playing these kinds of basses that might have a few tips for me. First off, although I am primarily a fingers player, I do occasionally use a pick, but always use a pick with this bass. It just sounds better and I can't really get my right hand fingers easily between the strings to play normal fingers style. I'm fine with that. But my problem is that with my left hand, not always but often when I hit a fret, the pairs come together touching each other against the fret. Other times when the strings are pressed down and the pairs are not touching each other, it sounds much better and more clear. Obviously when not touching each individual string can vibrate freely. So any tips on how to avoid bunching up the pairs when fretting? Perhaps lighter strings would help? Any other tips on how basses with paired strings should be played differently than a standard bass? Obviously the more practice the better (like with anything) but if any of you veterans out there can pass on a few tidbits of wisdom it would be highly appreciated. Thanks.