I just put on a new set of lower-tension strings (Silver Slaps) last night. My main goal is to really get the best sound and slap response from these- basically utilizing the low tension to the fullest. I noticed that the end of each string is wrapped around the tuning head so many times that there is actually little room remaining on each head. My question is this: Is it OK, or even recommended, to cut strings to shorten them as one might do with an electric bass? Does the number of times a string is wrapped affect the actual tension or playability of the string (more times wrapped = higher tension)?