Still no joy, so I've been looking elsewhere.
foobar2000 has initially been too difficult for a n00b like me to get into.
But I have found a player that does the job handsomely, by NOT using the Direct Sound plugin, which frankly is crap for gapless.
If, like me, you're still having problems, search and download 'XMPlay', you will be pleasantly pleased, straight from the default settings!
No why can't Winamp manage this, huh?!