Hey all, I'm in a bit of a bind at the moment. My MTD 535 has a bad volume pot - I get intermittent fierce static while playing, reduced volume or unexpected volume levels at random. It was initially just a scratchy pot but I tried spraying it out which seems to have made matters worse. Took it to a trusted local shop... they don't have the correct pot in stock. Naturally I have a show tonight and a big one next week and no backup bass in the stable. Would it be crazy to ask my local shop about bypassing the pot and "hard wiring" the volume to be at 100%, just to get me through the next busy week? Seems logical but I know nothing about whether that would put any preamp components at risk. Thoughts? Thanks!