Hi all, I am not sophisticated enough to spot much difference between string tone and anyway once you put the new ones on the old ones which are by definition old, are long gone so how can anyone compare? So instead interested to know bestvalue - longest life/£. I don't sweat much and only my wit is acidic. What would the team recommend? The bass is usually hanging up net to the toilet for weeks between gigs and exposed to the atmosphere, which althoughoccasionally aromatic is not toxic. Cheers, S.