I have officially decided I don't like these TIs enough to leave them sitting around in my music supply chest. PM me if you want 'em, I'll just send them out in a USPS envelope in hopes of picking up some good Talkbass karma. These strings are about ten years old, but I haven't actually used them a whole lot. They're definitely broken in, but they have some life left. I have been using other strings while these sit coiled up in a box. I stupidly installed them through the body the first time I put them on a bass, so they do have some kinking down near the bridge if you string them up in a top-load bridge. Doesn't seem to hurt anything, though. Cheers!