I looked through the various stickied threads, I searched the forum for related words, I'm not finding it. Last 3 times I've played the Lidl (Thu, Fri, Sat) the D string has been WAY down in C# land. Now, the case is a soft case and the D tuner is on the "most likely to get whacked" position when I'm moving it in and out of the car, but it seems like a lot more tuning up than I've seen before. All the other strings seem to be stable or shifting by "normal" amounts. Previously the D also shifted by "normal" amounts, i.e. typically still reading flat (or rarely sharp) D on the tuner. My assumption/inference/suspicion is that the string is starting to deform/stretch and I should expect it to break any time now. This does not thrill me but I'm starting to shop the options. Does my assumption/inference/suspicion seem reasonable? I've only had the thing (borrowed from a relative who has not been using it) for 9 weeks now, so I'm not exactly highly experienced in the ways of bass string failure, (not having broken one on the electric yet) but I understand plastic deformation before breakage for steel items really well from other contexts. The writing on the wall looks that way to me.