Maybe this should go in Miscellaneous, but it pertains to strings mostly. Do you wash your hands before you play? You know, to get the french fry grease and other dirt off? I do this right before I play every time, even at rehearsal. Even between sets. Maybe that's why my strings never go dead. Ever. The only time I ever change my strings is when I see some thread about how bitchen this or that string is, and I need something to satisfy my GAS. New strings are one of the cheapest ways to dispose of some minor GAS. It also may be that I just don't sweat much, or the pH of my sweat is right at 7.0. I know that when I ask women to smell my shoes, they all say they smell like French toast. It's genetic, I think. How about the rest of you guys?