This might come across as a bit odd, but I was thinking about ways that I could get flatwounds to sound deader and thumpier faster. I remember reading an article some years ago in a drum magazine about a famous jazz drummer who would do all sorts of crazy things to new cymbals to get them borken in: jump on them, roll them down stairs, toss them in dumpsters, etc... I was wondering if anyone had tried anything like that with flatwound strings? Cymbals and strings are both metal, so it should work, right? Or maybe I'm just out in the twilight zone. Btw, I did read the sticky, but I don't really want to marinate my strings, haha. I am asking this question in all seriousness. The one thing I'm a bit worried about is possibly loosening up the windings too much and ruining the string. I just wanted to know if anyone had tried something like that before.