I remember a couple of years ago we were recording a couple of songs at this studio . One saturday night we got there and started prepping up for recording drums and bass. So while the studio engineer was do in that my vocalist picks up my bass and starts playing something when all of a sudden he he plucks the Gstring and it breaks. No biggie I said to him, since I wasn;t going to use much of it for the session anyways. 5 minutes later Im tuning and the Astring breaks too. Damn it, now Ill have to play all those notes using the Estring. Just as I have already planned out the new phrasing and connected the bass to the DI the Estring says byebye too! To make things worse that was my only bass at the time and I had no spare strings; Ive used them all up on gigs and Ive never before had my strings break during a performance, only at practices and stuff. So there was like this calm tension building up since the studio engineer already started and were already charging us, so we just couldnt cancel the session. Then we started brainstorming for solutions. It was too late in the night and all music stores were closed. So we started calling some friends of ours to ask if we could borrow their bass but couldnt find anyone, since it was Saturday night and they were all on gigs. Even the engineer offered us some help. Finally, I remembered this airhead dude from college who used to play at the college band. He owns an American Jazz bass V but cant play a single note on it, yknow the kinda guy who owns really cool gear but barely uses it . Thing is I didnt have any way to reach him. Luckily for me my vocalist had his cell phone(thats another story, promise Ill share later). We called him and he responded and came to my rescue with his beautiful JazzV. I used it on the session and it was a pretty awesome bass. You can really tell the difference and which song used which bass. The rest of the night was pretty fun and started cracking jokes(mostly on me) since the worst already passed. The engineer even charged us only for the time we started recording and omitted the delay time looking for the bass since he felt sorry for me and the owner of the studio wasnt around to know what happened. They told me to chill and all, since I was still bummed down by all the trouble I made*sniff* . but later I felt alright again. In the end everything went ok. but dude that one one huge PHEW!