i posted this on the strings forum, but have gotten no responses. so this is either a stupid question, or no one else is stupid enough to do what i have done. i put a old set of spirocore weichs on my bass that had the silks completley gone from the peg box side. basically i put bare wire around my tuning pegs. they sound fine, i was just curious if i was doing any harm other than scratching up my tuning pegs.