Hey. I'm playing an Ibanez Soundgear 300SXR and its beautiful. Its got a 9V battery thing for the pickups, and its so sweet. But lately ive been having trouble. Using the same bass and patch chord, but different amp, my bass has been just randomly cutting out. The sound just will dissapear entirely until I jiggle around with the whole thing till it works. Another problem. i find that rarely, but sometimes, when my strings get to close to the pickup when i pluck em, that they make a buzzing, raspy, hoarking (sp?) noise. Anyone know what the problem could be?