Here's something you folks might find interesting... I recently bought 3 sets of NOS Burns London Vista-Sonic black nylon tapewound strings manufactured by James How & Company (Rotosound). They were made in the 60s for the Burns London Jazz Bass, an instrument I own and love. I've always been a fan of that 60's sound (palm-muted pick playing / Gainsbourg etc) and thought I'd take a chance on these strings and see what they sounded like. Well, they feel and look awesome but all of the A / Es have these awfull overtones. I tried re-setting up my bass but alas, there is no way of working with them. No surprise as they're almost 60 year old strings. I can tell these were once great though. They're really mellow sounding and make my bass kind of sound compressed. You can dig in without it ever becoming obnoxiously loud. Is there anyway I could revive these or it's a lost cause? I was thinking of sending them to Pyramid in Germany to get them cloned. Could be cool to have someone copy them as I'm sure they could be awesome.