Well, my TTS tenores have been left abaondoned for the last 2 months, and I figured it's about time to do the above mods. Instead of cotton, I used some angel hair stuff that my buddy provided to me for various nefarious modding purposes. Quite a process to get the stuff to stay in the driver without coming right back out again lol, but I managed to do so AND to even get the filter tape back on. So now I am listening to my tenores for the first time in 2 months, and holy crap are they sounding good. I'm not sure if the angel hair has changed the sound for the better, or if I just forgot how great they sounded, but if they continue to sound this great AND the TTS is eradicated, then I'm a happy camper! Fingers crossed!