Sorry to chew old fat, but I'm unsure how to proceed. Ibanez ships the bass with Elixirs. Round-wounds . Am I to understand that this is tacit approval of their use on Ibanez fretless bases. And while I'm at it, they are VERY bright. I'm getting lots of string noise, ringing,and odd overtones. I do have some Rotosound 55 solo bass compression strings. your advice please... ty, Kevin p.s. I find it impossible to contact anyone with Ibanez, on the off chance that anyone knows how pls fill me in.