Hi, I have been tracking some bass gtr for a project. I am having a hard time eliminating noise from the bass guitar's pickups. The bass is a 70's Fender Jazz. With both volumes up all the way and the tone down all the way, everything is fine. When I adjust the tone control to anything but zero, I hear all kinds of hum, and when I take my hands off of the bass gtr, the hum is accentuated plus I sometimes get clicks. While tracking, as long as the player keeps his hands in contact with the bass gtr, the noise level is acceptable, but as soon as his hands move off of the strings for a breif moment I can hear the hum return. So far I have tried a couple of different things, I borrowed an EB Tech hum eliminator to see if it was a ground loop problem or a problem with balanced/unbalanced signals. This did not seem to make a difference. The problem was still present. I did have some success with a ground strap attached to the bass players wrist, and the other end taped to the screw on the input jack of the bass. This technique cut the noise in half and virtually eliminated the clicking sounds in most cases. On occasion I could still hear clicks, but in most cases I was able to lay down a whole track without problem. To try to narrow this problem down, I plugged in different gtrs (Tele,Les Paul) and while the hum was a little quieter, it was still present. Does anybody have any ideas that I might try to eliminate this problem? I am currently tracking with the gtr running directly into my board. Could this just be noisy pickups/tone pots? If it is a problem with a ground loop, does anybody have any suggestions on how to fix? Any help would be appreciated.