I'm sure this topic has been discussed 10 trillion times, but I would like to know once and for all the best way of cleaning my strings. When I hear them getting dull I'll give them a nice 20 minute boil and wipe them down with alcohol. I used to wipe down my strings with alcohol while they were still on my bass, but when I realized that I was doing to the wood I immediatley stopped. And I heard that boiling your strings messes up the string tension. I'm not really sure how I should go about cleaning my strings now, so how do all of you guys do it? I'm very curious.