I haven't been playing BG for very long, and i've always had the same BG. I don't know why but my strings are very tight compared to every other bass (my friends') i've ever seen. I tried hooking it up to an electric tuner, and it showed that all the strings were tuned just fine. The tight strings sound good when I play with a pick, but its very diffucult when I finger pick. Anyone know why their so tight/how to fix it?