Five year bassist and many, many years lead guitarist . . . have had flats (TI or Chromes) on all my basses since the beginning of my bass-playing career. Yesterday, I installed a set of Dunlop nickel plated 45-125 roundwounds on my Lakland 5 string JO jazz. Dang, there is a lot of string noise - I almost put the flats back on, but didn't. I'm so used to a slight slide into most fretted notes. I hear many bassists play with roundwounds on their basses with little or no noise. Do I need to turn down the treble? When the strings break-in, will there be less noise? Is this a crappy technique? Suggestions? Exercises?