I was due to pick up this bass from a very honest guy on craigslist who told me there is a noisy pot on one of the blending knobs. http://www.zzounds.com/item--TRBC4 He had a friend who was gonna buy it and was in no hurry to sell in general, so he and I have been corresponding back and forth on it for a long time now. We were gonna finally do the deal today, and he said he went to plug it in cuz he hadn't played it in a while and noticed crackling. He sent me an email apologizing profusely. He said it looks spectacular, but he wouldn't feel right selling it to me unless it's 100%. To be honest, I am not terribly concerned about it. Half the guitars and basses I've own have had noisy pots at some point. I am not a gigging musician, just a studio guy. So to me, it's not a huge issue. At $200, with a hard nylon case, I think it's still a really good deal. He's calling guitar center, but they said they need to call traben, who is not open today. Does anyone know what these things typically cost? It has active pickups if that makes a difference. I really don't care if it's a $20 fix, but I also don't wanna be too hasty and find out that this is some special pot that costs $60, if there even is such a thing. Educated guesses will do. Thanks for the help!