Agh!!! so i picked up my epiphone viola bass yesterday and started doing some fine tuning on my amp, equalizer, etc because my guitarist is returning from college in chicago. I plugged in and made sure all of my settings were correct, and when i cranked the volume, I discovered a horrible buzzing/hissing noise. This only happens with the equalizer on, but doesn't happen with my other basses and guitars. Is this the pickups? Is this the equalizer? Is this a problem with using the equalizer and these pickups together??? Its a relatively cheap bass guitar, but I am in love with the way it sounds and it practically plays itself. The equalizer is a necessity for this guitar because without it I get a horrible amount of low end boom. Where is my problem??? If its the pickups which pickups should i be looking in to for both fit and sound? again, its a relatively cheap guitar and I am pretty sure modifying the space for the pickups would cause more problems then it's worth- Thanks very much, you guys are the best!