Alright, so here's a weird one... I got a small cut on my finger last night right before we played. The motion of picking, within the first two songs, made it a larger cut... and I began to bleed a considerable amount onto the bass. The pickguard, whatever, I can clean it off, but the strings are... soaked. We played a day show today and the bass sounds dead as hell... and all I can assume is because the strings are caked in dried blood. I was considering boiling the strings because the strings were new, and I don't have another set, and I need it again in a day or two. I know they say it's not a big deal to remove all the strings at once on a guitar to replace them, but unnecessary. Is it safe to do so for bass without a neck adjustment after?