I'd like some clarification on how I should have tuned my D string. It broke while I was tuning with the pegs after straightening the bridge (it arrived with the feet not in full contact with the body of the violin). I was using a chromatic tuner to check pitch, but the smallest turn of the peg caused a jump from A to G ranges. Am I correct in assuming I should have tuned with fine tuners once I reached the upper end of G or lower end of A using the pegs? Or should it have been easy enough to tune to a D with the pegs? For reference my A string was in tune before I tried to tune the D string.
Also, should I tune the other strings, or just leave it as it is until I can replace the string?