I have used and loved Thomastick SuperAlloys for years. At ~100+ gigs a year, they can last and sound great for up to 2 years. Recently, i've picked up more gigs (~200+ a year), one of those gigs requiring tuning down a half step, and my SuperAlloys are dying hard after 6 months. I assume part of that is the constant downtuning and retuning. My question is this: will Thomastick flats be resistant to the tuning trauma, or will i kill those dead in a short while as well? (Yes, i would ideally have a second bass in Eb but we're balling on a budget) Any ideas?