Okay, I know about boiling strings and using alcohol and all that stuff, but I was wondering... Would wearing gloves (maybe surgical gloves) prevent the strings from getting dirty and thus dying? I would imagine a problem with wearing surgical gloves whilst playing would be the fact that there's not much ventilation in the gloves, and that could be harmful for your hands. So anyways, besides looking very goofy at gigs, would wearing gloves keep strings fresh longer? Just curious. I got my first Elixir strings today, so I'm not especially worried about them dying soon. They'll be great, I'm sure.