My hands sweat uncontrollably and almost never stop. I've had this problem ever since I was a little kid. It's eaten up kart racing gloves, golf gloves, suede shoes, my computer mouse, and about eight sets of classical guitar strings a year. I've just recently started playing bass and when I put a set of Ernie ball slinkies on, the tone was dull after just a few hours of playing, even though I had applied talcum powder to my hands. Anyone have any suggestions as to what to do before I waste my money on another set of strings?