cherry... NOOOO! A frinkin string!! an "A" string! so embarrassed. happened 2 weeks ago and i can finally come clean and confess/talk about it. 26 years playing, tons of gigs/rehearsals/jams and never broke a string playing-(only when i was a 15 yo kid trying to restring/tune LOL!) it was to be a chill gig that had a backline so i traveled light 1 bass, tuner, and cables... thats it! big mistake! second song "A" string breaks outta nowhere... the rest of the set is a blur. i dont remember entire songs going by as i struggled to down tune that "D" that just ended up flopping and buzzing or as i tried to pull off riffs all on the "E". UGH!!! it was all totally my fault too, the strings were def beat and old. i should have changed them. now mind you i currently have around 18 BASSES, and didnt bring a backup... or even an extra string!!! A LESSON TO ALL. Do what ever it takes to be prepared for even the impossible during a gig. i learned to never take an easy situation for granted. rant over, peace my low end brotha's!