Hey all, Im a relative bass newbie and I recently picked up a nice Godin Freeway 4 to replace my Squire. My problem is that whenever i play hard or aggresive on the E string, i always get this pop or break sound. Its almost as if my amp or pickups or something can't handle it and is overloaded. Im really not sure whats going on. This happens almost always when im playing slap, thumb striking the E string. I'll hear a loud popping sound (not the good slap popping sound) come out of my amp. This shouldnt be! I'm definetly not hitting or plucking the string too hard. Oh and also, when I'm playing hard or aggresive on the E string, I also sometimes get a big burst of sound through my amp. Like, I'll be playing the E string, and it'll sound fine, but then if I pull of a hard hammer-on or slide I'll get this loud, unsettling, almost distorted "burp" out of my amp. I think it might be called "farting". AND, when i play unplugged, I can often hear this rattling or vibrating coming from my guitar, I'm fairly certain its coming from the pickups. Specifically the P pups (I think....its the pups closest to the fretboard). Could this be a problem with my pickups? The amp? Or something on my bass? As I said before, I have a Godin Freeway 4 bass, and my pickups are the stock Godin P and J pickups. Whats the deal with all these problems?! Thanks a lot for any input.