Just reading through some of the threads here and I have to say I'm kind of surprised by the amount of tales of string breakages. Honestly, I've never broken a string on a bass (or if I have it's been that long ago I can't remember) in almost 20 years of playing. I don't really do any slap and pop (or thump as Larry Graham calls it ) but I've played in metal bands, blues bands, rock bands, pop bands and I've never broken a string onstage. I play pretty hard too. Even on g****r, it's been at least 10 years since I broke one of those weeny strings. I don't even carry spare strings to gigs because I've never needed one. Are there any serial breakers with tales of woe to share?