I just retrieved a box of strings which have been sitting in my garage in Central Florida for nine years -- many are barely used. They are from a period when I was doing some heavy string experimentation and include a variety of different brands of steels and synthetics, as well as one Olive G. I am interested in trying some of them again. They look fine, no mold or rust. Does long term storage in often humid weather without climate control damage strings? Steels? Synthetics? Should I assume the Olive is dead? Obviously I can find the answer by putting them on my bass, but I'm hoping to spare myself needless trouble if possible.