I bought a Bass Company 5MM, and I loved it. Loved it, that is, until it up and stopped working on me. It has hardly any mileage on it. But I started playing it more and more regularly. Suddenly, one day, when I plugged it in and turned up the amp, nothing came through. At first I thought it was the battery in the on-board amp. I thought I had left it plugged in one day after playing it, and someone told me that simply being plugged in can drain the battery. So I replaced it with a new one. I tried the old one, and it still seemed to have charge, but went with a new one anyways. Still nothing coming through the amp when I plug it in. I tried the passive and active inputs. One last thing: I did get some very low volume sound out of heavy strumming of the B string. I thought it may be a simple wire that came loose. But I almost never mess around with the interior of my basses. Just don't have the technical know-how for it. Any ideas? Any similar problems with one of these basses? Thanks in advance.