I just picked up an old beater 5 string Peavey. I have never played bass before, but I have been fooling arround with a guitar about a year. I love the Blues and Jazz I don't even know where to begin tuning so my first question are what are the strings from 5-1 ? I was wondering if I should even keep this Peavey. Tell me what you think. It is a Peavey USA Dyna Bass S# 02840350 It has plenty of dings It has feritte PUPS I guess active It has 2 large knobs and three small ones and a mini switch All the knobs are working but are crackling a lot and there is a big circuit board in the way in the cavity how would I move the board to clean the pots out with some cleaner I only paid 170.00 with a case so I will not get hurt I will do my best but my spelling is poor please don't get offended Thanks Lou PS I will be playing through my Vox AD 15 VT guitar amp will this hurt anything?