...that you experienced what playing on new strings is like? I remember a few years ago I was the bass player in the marching band pit. During one of the practices one of my strings broke, so of course I later got a new set of strings (d'addario XLs). I was pretty new to bass back then and didn't really know a lot about tone and really old strings (the ones that were on my bass) were all I knew. I had no idea what new strings sounded like. So I'm putting on my new strings and as I'm tuning them up I notice a real metallic clinky-ness to them. I plugged the bass in and I was overjoyed with how much life the strings had brought to my bass. I had gone from about 6 year old strings to brand new and that is quite a big jump for a person who isn't familiar with the sound of new strings. Well, that's my story and I just felt like sharing.