I'm looking for a solution for extreme finger and pick noise. I have new SIT stainless steel round wounds on my 5-string but I notice finger and pick noise quite a lot. I also have an active EQ and EMG 40DC pickups in the 5-string so they pick up a lot more from the strings than my passive bass does. I also use a landmine sometimes for distortion so the finger and pick noise is unbelievably shrill even with the treble cut right out on the bass and pedal. I'm very interested in DR Hi-beams but I don't want to get stainless round wounds if they all sound so bright and have so much finger and pick noise. I also don't like nickel strings. Would lo-beams cut some of the bright and shrill sound I am getting? Does anyone have any other string ideas about how I could greatly reduce or eliminate finger and pick noise while still maintaining a decent amount of brightness?