Hi all, I've searched and haven't found this topic before. I bought my double @ 2000, and put new strings on it. Thomastic Spirocore if I remember correctly. The bass then pretty much sat there, and I would fool around with it once in awhile. I've now joined a band where I use it exclusively. The E string doesn't have a lot of volume to it, compared to the others. Will just sitting there for 14 years "wear them out". I just had a setup done it as well.