When I first got my bass, it of course came with rounds on it. After learning and fooling around for about a month, I got horrible blisters on my fingertips where the the rounds had chewed me up. A local bassist recommended that I try flatwounds, so i went to the local shop and got some D'Ad Chromes. Now first of all I want to say that even more than the texture of the strings (which was my whole reason for buying them) I loved the sound. They have such a deep mellow buttery tone, it was exactly what I was looking for, EXCEPT FOR ONE PROBLEM: the chromes are so high tension that no matter where I play, even right up by the neck where they should be the flabbiest, there's always a discernable "pip" noise of my fingers plucking the strings. This gets really annoying when I play fast because of the constant "pipipip" in front of every note. Let me know if you know what I'm talking about. I'm pretty sure that the high tension is the reason for this because I tried some lower tension strings that didn't have this problem. THEY HAD A TOTALLY NEW PROBLEM: I'm so used to the high tension of the chromes that I can't rock out on lower tension strings without lots of nasty fret buzz, and the strings bounce off of the fretboard unless I'm playing super lightly, which is no fun at all. So my question is: how can I get rid of that "pip" plucking noise with my high tension chromes, OR what kind of string should I try that would be high enough tension but no noise?