First of all, why it took me 7 years to finally put a set of flatwounds on my '82 Walnut Precision Special is beyond me! This thing sounds killer now! Brand new set of GHS Precision Flats. The E & A strings are perfect right out of the package, dead as all hell. The G & D though are a little brighter which makes the sound unbalanced. Is there a quick and easy way to deaden these strings so they sound just like the others? I've heard about using butter or grease, just wondering the most efficient way of getting them there as I want to use this bass for recording in a couple of weeks. Thanks!