What are the the reasons that a bass can fry? i ask this because i had a bass that got fryed, and it was brand new, and i wanted to know if i was doing anything to hurt it. i noticed on my amp that whenever i hit 9 on the volume with my guitar, it gits really scrachy, follewd with a increse in double the sound when i hit 10. can a bass be fryed with a bad cord? i didnt think so. but im running out of reasons. will plucking the strings to close to the pickups make them fry? and by fry i mean it just gos dead. gone. to fly in bass heaven.