well, i think u guys are damn right, that's why im not gonna send my rg in to him yet~ wad i think is, i should bring it down, have him check it for free, and if any service needs to be done, then i decide if payment is needed? on another point, the noise is not from the coil tapped position 4, instead its on my neck humbucker position 1, sort of like a ground problem. touch string, and noise disappears. let go of body contact, and the humbucker hums so loud. and also, whenever i switch positions on the 5 way switch, i hear a "tiak" sound. issit supposed to be noiseless or tt "tiak" is unavoidable?