Hi all, I did a search and didn't find exactly what I was looking for. I have a 2008 American Fender Deluxe 5 string bass. I have the E and B strings would through the body, but the A/D/G strings are connected at the bridge. While the tension in the E and B strings is manageable, I have trouble playing the A/D/G strings. They feel sooo tense. I feel like i have to attack really hard to play them, and I cannot play fast at all. How can I solve this problem? I saw some other posts that mentioned lighter gauge strings...would that help? Many thanks.