I watched a concert yesterday in which one bass player broke his D string near the end of the set. He was playing with intensity, but c'mon breaking a string playing FINGERSTYLE?? I've seen tales of broken strings at TB but IIRC they involved extreme picking. What's more: I congratulated the guy on a great set (he played very well) and I talked to him about the broken string. He said he is constantly breaking strings in concerts. Which makes me wonder: Is it his playing? Crappy strings? Oh yeah his bass is an Ibanez... could that be it? The bridge?