Hey all, So last night, while getting ready to record on an album for a jazz manouche artist out here in Paris, my Warwick, err... decided to not work? We plugged in, and only got quiet, farty-like distortion from it. Sounded like the battery, so I changed that pronto and no change. The input jack is tight, and nothing visibly seems wonky in the control cavity. Sorry, to go back two steps, I play a 99 Warwick Corvette 6 with a Bartolini 2-channel pre. I've recorded with this and my other Warwicks plenty of times, and have never run into this. Unfortunately, we laid down 12 tracks on a studio bass lying around... an Ibanez Soundgear 4 string. Not pleased. It took me about 10 minutes to let it go and put some music down, cause I can't cry over what obviously ain't working. It is something I did not want to go through (obviously), but versatility isn't a bad thing, I suppose. We recorded live, not multitracked, so I had to come up with new approaches to these songs. I haven't played a 4 string bass, my double bass excluded, in years. Now for the question- what the heck could be wrong with my bass?! We go back in the studio tomorrow night for one more round of recording, and it'd be swell to have my baby back. If not, I'll just have to take it to Eric's in LA when I get back home.. thanks for the input, ya'll!