I am afraid it's true. They aren't tremendously old, but they're had a lot of play for years, and they've been on 3 different basses. They just kind of go wunk wunk wunk, now. They're still pliable, but the joy is gone from them. The bass in question is my 1989 Fender Corona-built 62 Reissue Precision. I would like to stay in the low tension neighborhood, but I'm fairly adventurous, stringwise, and I would like something that resonates a little more. I want to hear what you all have to say. Whatcha got?