I broke a string tonight at church. My friend drums there and asked me to fill in for the regular bassist (It is not my regular church). Apparently there is a burr on my bridge, and while I was warming up for practice (I played Mystic Rythms by Rush), snap goes the A string. Good thing I had my P bass as a spare in the truck. Once again, bad time for string breakage. Anyone else have bad timing for broke stuff? It's just Murphy's law I guess. True Story: My bassist friend snapped his G string while fingering in A minor!