...and strings, of course. At about 12:30 this afternoon, I placed my strings in a tupperware full of rubbing alcohol. I was going to leave them in there till 8:30, but at about 4, I noticed that there were rust spots on some of the strings. I immediately panicked and took them out, washed them off with water, and set them on the deck for ten minutes, and finally put them back on my bass. I'm afraid I have made a terrible mistake in trying to clean the strings with alcohol, but I don't know what. Can anyone tell me that I did wrong?