So I am a high school jazz band player in need of new strings. My director likes a very bright bass tone even to the point of takeing my eq and makeing a line from the bottom of the left to the top of the right because my strings are from early spring so are deader then the cow thats skin was made into my belt. :scowl: (I dont like bright bass but not my choice here) I would just get some ss wound wounds but I have a big problem with finger noise. And it always seems like its on a ballet that I inadvertently go scccccc across a string. My question is, is there a string that is bright but without a large amount of finer noise. I play with my thumb (I know its not proper technique and I cant play as fast) and we play a very large variety of music. Mayby this is asking to much. If so is it possible to eq it out effectivly? I think most of the noise is between the 1 and 2 khtz range. Is there anything else I can do short of sanding off my fingerprints? P.S. if this is a lost cause any suggestions for a bright sounding string? Price really isnt an object as Im not paying for them. And sorry if this has already been covered I looked but couldnt find one quite answering my question.