he looked over my p-bass. said, i hear what you are talking about, but there is nothing wrong with the bass. i took it all apart, checked out everything. there is nothing defective about the bass at all. he said my ears are just sensitive. he said, im hearing the oscilation of the note. the note is in, then for a split second its out then back in. he said going to a heavier guage string would most likely solve it, but there is nothing more that he can think of. i'm going to pick it up tonight. play it at practice and go from there. i dont know, i've never heard this "oscilation(SP?)" on any other bass i've owned. ugh.