Hi all, I'm asking about strings on different basses and I think that this is the more appropriate forum to talk about it. Anyway, I have noticed that when my strings are old on my fender precision, I can still get a fairly nice thumpy feel, but try slapping on it and it sounds horrible. Now I noticed that with some other basses, such as my Tobias, old strings still sound relatively good (not as good as new strings of course). The same happens if I were to play a warwick for instance. Does anyone know why this happens. Is it just due to active electronics as opposed to passive ones? What gives? I know that some people favour slightly used strings as opposed to really new, bright ones. However, that aside, does anyone feel that certain basses can still sound good with say a four month old set of strings whilst other basses only sound good with new strings? And does anyone have the same experience as me?