I have a Squier P-Bass. I've just added a Quarter Pounder to it and it sounds worlds away from the $100 bass it used to be. I've heard talk of bypassing the Tone circuit, how is this done and what benefits does it yield? On a side note, I'm now getting buzzing. I did a straight replacement of the pickups using the existing wires. It is grounded through the bridge. The buzzing stops when I place my hand on the strings or any metal part, such as a knob, so I suspect this is a grounding issue. Should I clip the grounding wire going to the bridge? should I find another way to ground everything? Also, would it be beneficial to replace the potentiometers? What values would I need to get? I basically want to beef up the circuitry. What can I do?