Hi, I just bought a string through body bass, my 1st one (G&L l2500, 5-string, 34" neck). The bass came with a set of almost new D'Addario XL .050 -> .135. The strings were strung through the bridge and I let them there, until I decided to check out if they could be strung through the body today. Apparently not : they seem too short. But, I decided to try anyway. While tightening the B, even before there was a lot of tension in it, it broke over the bridge saddle. Why? Is it because it takes special strings to go through body, or is it too heavy a gauge, or was I just unlucky?... I also have a set of Lo-Rider, medium gauge, which I bought especially because I read they were good for through-body stringing (long enough for it). But I'd like to figure out what happened with that B before I try it again with a different set. Thanks for any input.