OK this might be a dumb question but oh well I am going to ask it anyway. I am sort of new to bass I have tried to play guitar for some years now but never could get the hang of it no matter how much i practiced.My fingers just could not hit the frets right, so I just stuck to the drum set. I picked up a bass for the first time early this year and now I never want to put it down. ANYWAYS... I noticed that most strings have a felt type material wrapped around the ends and I always assumed this was to prevent any buzzing. I picked up a new set of Ernie ball regulars about a week ago for my Fender p-bass and every now and then the strings buzz near the saddle. It looks like it is vibrating against the spring over the screw, but is fixed once I adjust the position of the saddle. So I guess my question would be is there any way to tell which strings have this felt stuff wrapped around it? Also, is there a "technical" term for the felt stuff because I don't think "felt stuff" is it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.