i get that there's some mojo in old things. i love the way some beat up basses look, and i would choke a tapir out in front of it's mother for Tom Wait's EB3. but old ass "aged" strings don't make any sense to me. i always understood that strings go dead because the core gets tight and rigid as it gets old and doesn't have the movement to make all the extra tones that sound good to our ears. so every time i've thought about people being proud of their 312 year old strings on their bass a big part of me has called bull**** on it. am i tripping? is this just a myth? disclaimer - i use rounds, not flats. is this just something that applies to flats? still, the physics doesn't make any sense to me. seems like old would equal DEAD. also, not trying to talk poo about ANYbody's choices. i'm truly boggled by this. thanks!