Hey there. I was wondering if someone out there could help me. I just got a brand new Squier Afinity - P bass, and I love it, but there is one major issue with it. When ever I turn the tone knob anywhere from say 25% - 100% I get a crackling sound when I gently tap the pickguard or shake the guitar. I've tried every differnt amp setting to no avail. Is there anything I can do other than feel sorry for myself for buying a Squier ... (hey! it came with an amp and I got a deal..). Please help! Thanks. P.S. I remodel and repair electric guitars, so I know the electronics inside out, and my local repair shop charges an arm and a leg just to look at your rig. I've already taken the pickguard off, and there appears to be no soldering loose, and I tightened the tone/volume/output jack.