In my drunken rambles last night after a gig, I was telling a fellow bassist what strings I used. I was going to say "stainless steel" but for some reason it came out "sterling silver". This provoked an interesting thought. Have there ever been silver strings? Instinct tells me no because silver doesn't have much flex and is a little bit more expensive but there has to have been a crazy bassist that got curious one day. Shed any light on this, guys?