I've just replaced the springs on my Committee with new Schilke springs and I have the same problem (the old springs had been stretched). The sound doesn't bother me too much, but do you think I should be concerned about wear between the spring and cylinder? The Schilke springs are longer than the originals. I don't notice them bending but can see the contact against the side of the cylinder. Thinking about trying a set of Yamaha springs.