HELP! I bought a new "Rick" (see the Basses board for more details) that sounded amazing as soon as I brought it home. However, after playing for perhaps only 2 hours (with brand new Spector strings), they started to sound dead. I mean, lifeless and boring and dull...beyond dead. This has happened before with Rotos and GHS strings, but I thought it might just be the stings. I started thinking: "How could a bass that I've only been playing for a few hours be sounding like crap already?" I cleaned the strings with rubbing alcochol and WHAM, they sounded like new again. But after only 10 minutes, they started sounding ****ty again. However, I think I've figured out my problem: my hands are just doo darn oily! I'm 16 now, so I could just be going through those "special changes", one of them being oilier skin. But does this problem sound familiar to anyone? And what can I do about it? I mean, it's not even the sound of the strings that are worse after awhile, but the feel also. Just running your fingernail on the string compared to a brand new one shows a big diffference. If anyone has any advice please feel free to post. This is an extremely annoying problem to deal with.