I just finished reading Limelight: Rush in the '80s by Martin Popoff. Being an unapologetic Rush fan, I enjoyed it more than most people would. I think Popoff does a good job of staying honest about his subjects, so it reads as more of a documentary than a love letter or a hit piece.
But to the point! In one of the interviews, engineer Paul Northfield described working with Geddy Lee: “…he’s the only bass player I’ve ever worked with who broke an E string on his bass in the studio.” When I read this, I was a bit dumbstruck. Being a relative beginner, the only way I can ever see myself busting an E is by overtuning. I immediately started to wonder if this had happened to any of the folks on this forum. If you have ever broken an E (or any bass string by playing), please tell the story!