Hello! I've been spying on TalkBass for a week or so now, so I figure its time to finally get involved. A long long time ago in a galaxy far away, I was something like 14 years old and decided I wanted to play bass guitar. For some unexplained reason, my father thought about this and decided it was actually a good idea, so he took me out to some store and bought me a bass, practice amp, and instruction book. (Hmmm, I remember that rainy day...) Unfortunately for the bass, fortunately for my parent's ears, and unfortunately for their money spent, school work and drama classes took up my time and I never learned to play the durn'ed thing. Fastforward to today, the evil empire has blown up poor Alderon... oh, wait, nevermind. I occasionally find that I have spare time on my hands, and have picked up the bass again. It still has three original strings (this should tell you how little it got played), but the pots are scratchy as all get-out. Are these easy to replace? I have some general soldering skills but know nothing about guitar repair. I live in Berkeley, CA-- I assume Subway Guitars is the best place to go-- any other recommendations? About the bass itself-- its heavy, bulky, generally difficult to play, but its mine and for some god-awful reason I can't fathom I love it. I wouldn't actually recommend it to anyone. Does anyone know anything much of interest about Series 10 basses? Thanks!