. For years bass players have been wiping/soaking/boiling their strings. Each method has it's advantages and disadvantages. Here are just a few disadvantages aired here in TB countless times: 1. Wiping only cleans the outer surface of the strings, it doesn't get the crud out that sits down between the windings. (True IMO) 2. Boiling involves heat which adversely affects the strings (Rubbish IMO. Nowhere near hot enough, but anyway....) 3. Any soaking method involves removing (ie. de-tensioning) the strings, which can trap some crud between the windings as the tension is released and the string contracts. (True IMO) 4. Removing/re-fitting strings affects their useable life. After cleaning they go "dead" a lot quicker. (Yes and maybe) 5. "Slapping the s....t" out of strings destroys them. (Probably true IMO) etc. etc. I think I may have come up with a string cleaning method that addresses every naysayer's concerns. Even those who'll say: "Easier to just fit new strings." .... No, not easier than my method! This method takes less than half the time it takes to replace strings on a bass. I won't go into details just yet, because I'm about to try it out for the first time. Just suffice to say this is an "on bass" cleaning method that will get every, and I mean every, bit of crud out from between the windings. Stay tuned! I'm pretty excited about this!