I think my preamp may have just blown up. I was playing my Bee the other night and all of a sudden white noise and a loud pop came through the speakers. I turned everything off and reseated all the connections. Turned back on and got the same thing. I checked the bass out and if I so much as touch the mid EQ knob or bass/treble knob I get scratching, pops, and noise. Replaced the batteries and tried different instrument cables. I even went direct to my mixing board and get the same results. Here's the kicker: I can turn the volume all the way down on my bass and still get the same results. The bass is less than six months old and have never been dropped, dipped, kicked, subjected to extreme temperatures or otherwise abused. I checked the control cavity and it is neat and tidy. Nothing to get in the pots. I have a real hard time imagining that two pots could die simultaneously. So, doctors, has anyone encountered this before? Your prognosis, sirs??