i got a new amp this summer, it's a crate, and i got my first bass as well. and about a month the strangest thing started happening... i was playing my bass and out of no where, the sound just went off... well, the amp was still on, but it kind of went quiet. i usually have the volume on 3 or 4. i live in the dorms and i don't want it getting too loud. but i couldn't understand why the sound got softer. i thought that maybe it was the cord. but i made sure it was plugged into the bass and the amp... then i made sure my bass was turned up and it was... then i made sure nothing had happened to the amp. eventually, the sound came back. but it worried me. then it happened a few days later. and it literally scares me b/c i'm new at basses and amps... my first of both and i'm not sure what could be wrong... i've really no clue! i talked to a friend and she said it could be the cord. but there isn't a buzz or anything, it just goes quiet. i even tried with a different cord and got the same result. i'll be taking the amp in anyway b/c it worries me. but does anyone have any suggestions?