I managed to pop an E string, at the start of a gig. Of course I didn't have a spare string or bass, but managed to barrel through it. But anyway, I checked out the bridge, where the string broke. I could see it had wear, a few lines in the shape of the string embedding in and also a slight mark on the metal. But there wasn't anything sticking out to catch on the string to break it. I would think this wear wouldn't do anything to the string. But maybe I'm wrong. Do you guys think this would cause the string to break? I took off the G for a comparison and it had the marks as well, but not as many. Need to see if there is something wrong, as I have a very important gig coming up on Saturday. Supporting Sepultura, need to make sure everything is in order. Edit. Also I got my bass serviced about 3 weeks ago, so the strings aren't too old.