I saw this in another forum, and thought I'd pass it on. It makes great sense, but is something that never occured to me... _______________________________________________ I'll share a painful lesson I learned by mistake last night. I was doing some work on one of my basses. I took the three plain gut strings and Eudoxa E string off so I could file a little and get rid of some minor buzzes. I had to leave before the job was finished. Nobody home but my German Sheperd. This is a higly trained and very smart dog but she is still a dog. When I got home, the strings were not on the table where I had left them. All I could find was the Eudoxa with the windings chewed off. The dog ate the other three strings. I wonder if they taste as good as rawhide treats? $200 down the hatch. Be careful where you leave those strings.