Ok, but seriously, before the inevitable smart-alec badmouthing of Peavey BXP anything starts, this is a pretty interesting situation. A coworker of mine acquired a used Peavey Cirrus BXP bass around the beginning of the year, and last week he calls me up and says that the 9v batteries for the preamp are literally blowing their coils out through the bottom of the batteries. He's changed batteries multiple times thinking it was just faulty batteries but still has the same problem. I haven't seen the bass yet (we work in different cities for the same company) and haven't contacted Peavey about this, but have any of you here had experience with 9v batteries simply blowing up? I remember checking this bass out before he bought it and it worked just fine and he's never had the electronics worked on, so is it possible that some component in the preamp section failed that would maybe cause the batteries to overheat themselfes to a catastrophic failure?