Ok, i'm new to this, so give me a break, k? Well, i got a fender squire bass, and on the white part (im so descriptive, arn't I?) there this annoying sort of plastic wrap stuff. is this important?can i peel it off? its starting to bug me..... And another question. when im doing slideing stuff it makes this unhappy scrathing noise when i slide along the string. Is that normal? i'm just teaching myself (this websites my new homepage) and i don't know a lot of stuff about this. I just picked up a bass, really liked it, and decided to get one. that was like 2 months ago i think... ok thanks a lot.