I've had this bass for about 3 years now. I picked it up used and it truly is a great playing bass in fantastic condition. It's from 2001 and has the MK-1 pick ups in it. I love the bass but I keep having problems with the pick ups/electronics! There are two recurring issues - 1) The neck pick up likes to stop working every couple of months it seems. 2) The pick ups are noisy and hiss a lot. When I touch my strap bolt or the volume pot the hiss subsides. It's gotta be a grounding issue. I have taken the bass to a tech several times and the problems keep coming back....the MK-1 pick ups are ok but considering the problems I am having I am at a crossroads.... Do I splurge on a new set up Pups and new pre amp? Or do I take it to a different repair facility to get them to try fixing this issue once and for all?? I already did the math and figure it would cost me around $400 for parts/labor. I just don't know if it's worth spending that kind of money on an upper-mid level bass that is 10 years old. Feedback please!