about a year ago i took my modded Squier P to my friend's house and we were jamming in his room. well, i turned sideways and my cable got pressed laterally and cracked the pickguard. the shielding held the cracked bits together for maybe 2 weeks, and then it all just crumbled away. i was too cheap/lazy to go out and get a new pickguard so i just stuffed the tone knob under the pickguard(and turned it all the way up) and put the output jack where the tone knob was. i effectively gave it the Mark Hoppus treatment...well anyway, i've been using it like this for a year now and i don't miss it. does anyone else have their bass set up like this?