Hello, I'm not sure if this is the correct place to put this, but here goes. I bought a brand new Spector NS-5CRFM from samash.com and received it yesterday. I enjoy this bass very much, but it is broken. When I first plugged it into my amp, which is a Crate BX-15(piece of junk), it cracks and distorts when I hit the strings. I suspect it is a problem the pickups, but I don't know. What's bad here is that it's the last one they had, so I was wondering if I should try to get it fixed, I thought perhaps it was something trivial, Or if I should send it back. If I send it back I have to wait about a month and a half to get another. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what is wrong and perhaps if there is an easy way to fix it? P.S. I know it is not the amp, because my Squier P-Bass and Akai MPC2000XL play through it perfectly.