anyone have suggestions for good strings to reduce finger noise and fret "clacking". i play a fbass custom 5 string with thomastik superalloys. i rarely slap and find this setup to be too bright and shrill for me until the strings deaden a couple weeks. however, the "dead" sound only stays good for a few more weeks. i'm looking for a string that is smooth, deep, not too bright, and keeps its tone for a long time. i'm thinking about trying sunbeams, dr coated, or thomastik jazz. should i switch to flatwounds? i wish i had the money to try all these strings.