There are a lot of topics on here about boiling strings etc etc, but has anyone tried cleaning their bass strings with an Ultrasonic Cleaner? I've used one for some time now. These were brought out originally to clean such items as jewellery, watches etc but they seem to work on most things (bass strings included!) They seem to be more effective than boiling the strings, and as no high temperatures are involved there shouldn't be any risk of damaging or 'softening' the metal. The machine was quite reasonably priced (about £ 17.50 I think but that was several years ago), I tend to do each string individually for the maximum set timer of 480 seconds. I'm just doing my strings now actually, which is what prompted me to post this topic about them. The strings I'm doing now I've cleaned 4 or 5 times so far over a 12 month period with no detrimental effect to them. Has anyone else out there used one of these machines?