Greetings! Recently I have sold my Carvin LB70 through ebay for 550.00. It has been used for about 2 years, maybe 2 gigs, no problems EVER! I played it, loved it, got good with it, then decided it was time for a 5 string. So i sold it through ebay. Before I sent it, I played active and passive modes just as I always would to make sure both pickups work (J99 and humbucker). Sent it through UPS with a HARDSHELL case ground overnight shipping. I recieved an email the same day he recieved the bass, and he says- "stayed up late checking things out, the active side is definitely blown. the passive side works ok for the most part, except when you engage the coil tap (the little toggle switch), the signal is distorted. so whatever spike zapped the electronics probably did some damage to the pickup too." We both found price estimates from carvin (no longer warranty) and got about the same answer....around 215 total to ship, new pickups and electronics, and labor. That's almost half of what I sold it for!!! I figure if they are blown I'll at least try to get a better estimate from a local store to save on shipping and labor.....but I'm not sure they're even blown or hurt if you know what I'm gettin at here..... I talked to the guy over the phone before I sent it just to let him know I appreciated the fast payment and that the item was sent. He sounds like a real legit guy, real nice, seems smart too. This is why I am getting some other opinions but when I played that bass for the last time, a week before I sent it, it was fine. Do active electonics still play when the electronics are "blown" and the pick-up hurt? Can electronics or a pick-up somehow blow while being shipped?!?! Please someone tell me.....Am I getting shafted?