I did a search and found the link to the BP page but I have questions about cutting the string. The article says to cut the strings if they are too long but kind of misses on saying what the optimal lenghth is to cut em past the tuner. I just got some DR lo riders and looking at the E string it's about 8" past the tunner and I know thats too much but what would be the right length? Also would the type of tuners make a difference to any extent? Also the article mentions bending the string before cutting it so it won't unwrap, but then I see posts about how newer manufacturing techniques have eliminated this problem. I can see how bending would make it easier to insert into the tuner so I will probably do this anyway but is it necessary? Also are there any articles on setup that I should look at before I restring My Bass? Last question. I was looking at some fretless basses at GC while I was waiting for my fingers to unfreeze (it's not supposed to be 40 degrees in Miami darnit) and I just love the flatwounds that were on a Fender. Could I use Flats on a fretted bass (not ready to defrett mine yet)?