I just recently acquired a 5 string bass and I'm having a lot of trouble with string chatter. Would simply changing to a heavier gauge set of strings reduce this effect? It is making the instrument pretty much unusable in recording and performing situations. I thought it was a technique problem at first, but it isn't getting any better as I spend more time with it. I don't want to sacrifice the 'action' but I don't mind a stiffer feel on the strings. I actually prefer heavy (11's or 12's) on my Strat.