What To Do When The Bass Player Breaks A String by No Mates Ensemble published on 2012/06/02 01:25:13 +0000 I have had the pleasure of playing with so many great musicians over the years. This piece is based on the improvisations of two gentleman named Phil Bywater( Tenor Sax) and Dane Renshaw(drums). We used to have a highly experimental 3 piece outfit and way more often than should happen i would snap bass strings during gigs. Whilst i was changing strings the guys would impro out... it was often the musical highlight of the gig as they has a sixth sense with each other and would pull off so much amazing stuff. It sounded alot like this 1min 21 second tune.