About a year ago i ws at a gig for my band, and something very serious Happend. Right in the middl of the 7th son my a and e string just snaped. Now all night i had been pushing them hard as hell(my style is verry agresive slapping)and i could tell they were wearing down heavily. Then all of a sudden they snapped a cut my left hand pretty badly. So bad infact i had to stop playing and go to the E.R. after we finished the song(i just hit an open d for the rest of the song). Turns out i cut the bone bad on the first two fingers and the top parts of them had to be cut off. Only about a week later i was playing again with the stubs i now had for fingers. It was unbeliveably had to play at that time, but i never quit. I'ts been a year just about now and im just geting back to playing like i used to. Just recently My strings snaped agai but lukaly i got my hand out of the way just in time this time. I'ts kind of funny watching me play now. I lok like ven more of a freak with my stubs.