Hey folks, there's a great thread in the humour section of the bass guitar forum called something like Greatest Train Wrecks you've witnessed/experienced. I was wondering if any of you jazzers or orchestral players have witenessed or experienced a train wreck during a performance? Or maybe conductor flubs! Mine is a personal train wreck and happened during a rehearsal. Way back in university, my best friend and I were to play the entire Beethoven 5th for the first time with a community orchestra. We got there a bit late as they were tuning while we were unpacking. The conductor tells everyone to hurry so we pick up our basses to get in position. Unfortunately, the tip of my scroll catches the underside edge of a table and K A B O O M ! ! ! the entire scroll is ripped off the bass! The sound is amplified by the instrument so it sounded just sickening. This was followed by my own blood curdling scream of terror!. 60 heads turn my way! It was so embarrssing!!