Why do manufacturers make halfway decent basses and then fit crapola electronics? I just finished going through my daughters (Squeir) bass. I replaced both pots with decent "Cermet" ones,the crappy little ceramic cap with a resin dipped one, and the wiring with some decent O.F.C. stuff. The difference is unbeleivable! Total Cost .... about £5. I was thinking of replacing the PUP..... now I don't need to!