Hi guys, I took apart my Fender deluxe P-Bass yesterday, and saw that the pick ups were grounded properly and no wires were loose. The split pickups were grounded on one of the pots, and then another wire going from the pots to the bridge. Now, it seemed like the wire at the bridge wasn't making good contact so I soldered some more wire there. Though, nothing has changed. I'm still getting crackling sounds whenever i touch my pick ups or even worse the poles. I took it to an electrician who fixes guitars/basses. He told me its perfectly grounded, and he doesn't understand why it's making noise. He told me it's most probably bad design of active electronics. Could this be a case? Am I supposed to change all my electronics? :/ This is a brand new 2009 bass. A year old. With a check certification by Fender. I'm starting to wonder whether people at Fender actually check their basses. This is such a hassle, and it's putting me off from playing bass. /QQ over. Thanks.