...and my first order of business was to remove the stinkin' pickup cover. Well, I found out that you have to take the strings off and unscrew the pickup from the whole assembly to remove the cover. After getting it apart, I discovered that there are some rubber washers, a couple of springs, and what looks like a ground connection. I'm assuming that the ground wire should directly touch the chrome metal shround that surrounds the pickup with no washers in between. Anyone know for certain if this is correct? I'd hate to fry myself!! Oh, and by the way, she is sooo sweeet!!! Makes me play better than the j bass I traded in.