Well, my musis man sub bass is now unplayable. At random when paying at stage volume it distorts and farts out on the E string. I've only had it for a few months and this distortion seems to be growing worse. I've lowered the pick up as far as I can. I'm sure its a problem with the pre amp. I'm kind of bummed/pissed. This bass sounds amazing, and is a pleasure to play. But I can't have it farting out notes. I play a lot of fast 8th notes, so this random "distorted e burp" is not acceptable. Money is tight, so I'm not really up for paying to have the electronics replaced on a less than six month old bass. Now I'm back to my ibanez. In the end, my used $150 ibanez is more reliable than my music man. ***?