Hi all. I am new to bass and find the strings that came with my Ibanez TMB100 to be kind of noisy. Could be my (lack of) technique at this point... However I played my buddy's bass equipped with what I think are (black) nylon strings. They felt much smoother with much less associated squeaking etc. Possibly the sound was less bright however. I'm interested in your thoughts on nylon strings, and recommendations for any particular type/brand. Thanks!