I snagged myself a schweeeeet Cirrus 4 yesterday - flame maple top, pau ferro board. The bass barely needs any help from me to play - but then you Cirrus owners know that. Haven't had much time to fool with it - been busy - but I've already got a couple of issues with the bass. Wonder if anyone has any ideas... 1. A friend of mine suggested that there may be an output trim control on the preamp circuit board. Haven't cracked open the back to look yet, but I don't see any mention in the manual that came with it. The output seems too hot and I was getting some distortion unless I turned the bass volume down a bit - on both the active and passive inputs of my amp. Supposedly, they put fresh batteries in it - I will try a couple of new batteries anyway - this kinda sounds like a battery issue. Anyway, is there any output trim control, in case it isn't a battery issue, or should I learn to keep the volume knob backed off a bit? 2. It's back at the music store today because something is shorting out internally - presumably the preamp. It'll play fine for awhile and then suddenly it's all static-crackle-pop. Anyone every have a similar problem? Thanks for any suggestions, etc.