There's this guy collecting used bass strings and distributing them to local bass players who can't afford them at all. Basses strung with bike brake cables are not uncommon, nor are unfortunate 2 string bass players. Madagascar is one of the 5 poorest countries in the world and still maintain a very active musical tradition. Guitar strings are welcome too. Please save your old strings and send them to Alliance Française To : M. Jacques Bounin BP 916 Andavamamba 101 Antananarivo MADAGASCAR email : firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for them.