changed my strings and wow! what a difference. been playin 2 years on the old ones and had no idea how used they where. i figure u should change em once a year. as soon as i put them on (and that itself is kinda fun) my bass playing itself was refreshed. yesterday i came up with this cool melodic thing. its more mature then anything i else i did. and all coz of new strings. u guys probably no what im talkin about. its like playin with effects, it sort of gives u new idead, only i dont like effects that much. i dont even know what strings they are. the oned with the eagle on them. BASS ON! oh ye, i played bass the whole day yesterday, never happened before.