Before you get mad, I searched the forums for grounding issues... and took about every piece of advice from them... that I would be willing to risk.. ya know, change the power point, hold the strings to check if its string grounding, take off the back cover and check the wiring to the pots... yes yes yes, checked and double checked... The wiring is fine... holding the strings and changing power point made no difference... There seems to be a constant buzz... but at lower volumes it is inaudible, but when I crank the amp... (which i prolly wont ever need to but its nice to have working gear isnt it?) it just goes mad... distortion, and im not even playing... now what I figure is the boost/cut bass knob... because, it boosts and cuts the bass ... when you crank that either side, whicked hyper buzz with extra buzz, and a side serving of buzz.... upsized.... Its not the amp, ive run it through 2 different amps... My PASSIVE pickups ibanez doesnt get any buzz at all, which leads me... most regretfully to assume, its my ACTIVE pickups on my yammie... Now, I sent my Yamaha back to the original store when it was under warranty to get a much more bewildering problem fixed... I assume this was also related to grounding... My bass was actually receiving radio signals ... but I could definetly see that some of the wiring in the back lift off section was loose, one even, completely off... THE STORE FIXED THAT... no more radio bass, SOOOOOO isnt it fair to assume that my buzz problem isnt related to the wiring near the pickup and pots etc... The bad thing, then its prolly my pickups right? Has this happened to anyone else, is it fixable? or will I be forking out more money on brand new pickups... By the way, this isnt a new problem... but i always thought it was my amp ... so when i encountered the same problem through my new amp..... its time to take ackshione!