I just upgraded to a MTD 535 and I am having a real problem with excess fret noise especialy when I am recording which I assume stems from having active pickups. I currently have the action set pretty low and I tend to play with the mid range set pretty high. I also play a lot of stuff using my thumb and index finger similar to the style used by classical guitar players which can make muting other strings difficult. Cutting some of the mids does help a little but is there anything else I can do to cut down on this? Edit: Sorry about the confusing title...what I really should have said was string vibration noise and not fret noise.