I went to a local bar (The Silver Dollar) last Friday (Jan 3) here in Toronto and saw 3 bands. The last one had this bass player using a Fender Jazz (MIM?). His playing was interesting to me. His band was playing originals and his parts were pretty cool and melodic. The only thing was he was playing with a pretty high intensity. He was using fingers and for some of his playing, he emulated a pick style with his fingers. In the middle of is set, he played so hard, he broke his D string. Anyone else ever break a string playing? I can't imagine playing so hard to break what is best described as a steel cable.