(I am totally new to basses, so forgive me if I get the terminology wrong) So I got a bass earlier today and got some strings to replace the old ones. I have no idea what gauge they are. I bought .45-100 gauge strings, attempted to put the string in the tuner. It didn't fit. I eventually forced it in, and broke it. My bass guitar is a very small bass. my question is, do I need to buy specific strings or did I just mess something up? Any help at all would be appreciated.