Wow! I almost completely misrepresented my self. It's amazing how much you can change our language by mistaking o's and p's. Anyway, I broke the G string last night while trying to nail down Higher Ground. All of the sudden the string broke, right by the bridge. This isn't the first time this has happened. I think I'm probably playing too hard. I'm taking my first bass lesson next week. I have had many bad habits that weren't corrected until my first day of Jazz Ensemble in the end of August. Bad habits are hard to brake after nearly two years. So, the problem is simply that I'm playing too hard, right?