I was wondering if while recording it was better to use a fresh pack of strings, strings that are slightly broken in, or completely dead strings? My band just recorded a new track, and so far I'm not too pleased with my tone. We haven't done any mixing, but even still my tone just sounds dead and somewhat flabby (as they normally do whenever my strings are dead like they are now). I was thinking of redoing my lines with fresh strings later this week, and I just wanted to hear some of your guys' thoughts on this and if you think it makes a real difference in how punchy, growly, and prominently your bass will sit in a mix. Here's the track! http://soundcloud.com/jmattbassplaya/tame-the-hurricane-sugar-cube ps. Our rate isn't based on time, so I could go back and do it to my heart's content.