i have an ibanez sr1000efm(ntf) and recently ive had problems with the sound not working and it making horrible noises. i also recently found a link on ibanez's website that says that i can get a new battery compartment, which is possibly the reason its doing this(link:http://www.ibanez.com/support/bassnotice) . first, im wondering if even though my local dealer probably isnt ibanez certified, that they can fix my bass. also, im worried they might mess up and ruin my bass.i only say this because im being a paranoid 13 year old . im still not sure what the problem is. whenever i try to play, it sometimes stops making sound, i adjust the knobs and wait, and itll boom with sound, and then go quiet again. it really varies from there on. thanks for the info!