In the "Used G&L" thread I talked about how the pickups/preamp on my L2000 fretless would "fart" if I played aggresively in certain settings. Recently I tried out some newer G&Ls, 2 L2000's and 2 L1505's, and they all had the same problem. It's not the batteries and it's not the amp. I've eliminated those possibilities. It seems that G&l's pickups are too powerful for the active circuits that they are using, thus they overload when too strong a signal is being sent to them. In my bass, I greatly reduced the problem by having another 9 volt battery added (the preamp eats batteries like candy as well if you haven't noticed). Anyone who reads this and hasn't experienced this problem, try either of the following: 1) select the neck pickup, phase switch and active circuit on, and the bass knob up pretty high - 2) select the bridge pickup, bass up pretty high, active mode on, but phase switch in single coil mode or whatever it is (towards the bridge), with the treble all the way down. Play hard on the E string especially, and make sure the gain on your amp is set low enough so that you get only enough signal to hear the bass. How does it sound?