This is really annoying me now and i need help. I got a set of Elite standard gauge rounds for christmas and although i have been playing over a year this is my first string change. I assumed stringing my bass would be a fairly easy task - wrong! The E-string was really buzzing so i tightened it, but now i was an octave too high. When i tried to tune my A to this octave the stupid thing unraveled and broke. I replaced this set with some medium gauge Rotosound Swing 66's and the same thing happened - the E-string broke. What the hell am I doing wrong or should i get them strung at my local store? It's really annoying and strings ain't cheap - any suggestions?