Ok, just to let you know, this incident occured when I was just starting out and knew very little... Ok, one night I was in my garage and I was really bored so I tuned all of my strings as low as they could go (according to my tuner). So after awhile I go back to re-tune them to standard tuning, and im tuning my B and it keeps getting tighter and tighter and my tuner says its still to low, and as you figured, I snapped it! Then I start to tune my E and it gets tighter and tighter and I realized that it is on the verge of snapping, so I stop. Ofcourse, me being inexperienced figured that it was not the tuners fault. So at that time its about midnight and I am really tired but I decide to tune G, but I was watching my tuner and accidentally start turning the D and that snaps. After that I try and tune G and it also snaps!!! So after snapping 3 of my 5 strings I decided to just yank off my E and A and just put on a whole new set, which was better anyways because the set I had on before sucked. I just thought I would start a thread on all of the dumb or stupid things that people have done either to or with their basses.