So I was cruisin along in our local music shop and noticed that all the strings for bass were priced at around 25.00. I get to a set of elixers and they are like twice as much. Are they really worth it? I've been playing for two years since then and i've always wondered what the deal was. Given the effects of the amp, preamp, pickups, and correct playing techiniques, can a flashy set of strings really make enough difference to be worth that much money?