Hi guys So I've always had a bit of background hiss from my telecaster when I'm not playing. Fairy snuff, its got single coils. The hiss disappears when I touch a metal part of the guitar---strings, bridge, controls. I was led to believe that this is because your body acts like a big aerial, and when you touch the grounded parts of your guitar your body no longer amplifies the background hum. The other day, however, I bought a compressor and when its engaged, obviously it amplifies background noise, as compressors do. The problem is now that every time I ground myself on the guitar there's a fairly loud `pop'. This is very annoying when playing chords that jump around the neck, for instance. Any ideas? Will shielding the guitar help a bit or is there not much to be done? I had a read of the guides over guitarnut and this is what it said: http://www.guitarnuts.com/technical/...nericnoise.php "Your body is probably discharging a capacitor. If you are using an isolation capacitor between the signal ground and your bridge ground you may need to place a 220k resistor across it (this usually isn't necessary though). Also, ensure that you didn't accidentally get the capacitor between the jack and signal ground. " Does this sound sensible?