If you are experiencing problems with breaking strings then this article may help isolate some issues.
”Strings do break from age or because of a flaw in the string but most string breakages are caused by a problem with the instrument…”
DR Hi-Beam Short Scale Steel Bass Strings 45-105 Medium SMR-45 Stainless Steel
Hi-Beam stainless steel bass strings are round wound and constructed upon a round core which is unique in the industry. Hi-Beams require much more time, care, and extra steps to make than other bass strings. The extra effort DR expends making Hi-Beams results in a bass string that is highly flexible, musically bright (not harshly bright) and renowned for durability,unusually long life, consistency, and string-to-string balance. They don‚Äôt eat your frets. HI-BEAMS are the string to choose for brightness, punch and ease of playing.
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