Last night I had a buddy over to play a few songs. He plugged his guitar into the BandMaster and there was no little crackle like there used to be. So I plugged in my Tele, which was recently fixed of a few issues, and there was still no crackle!
Which only really leaves one conclusion to draw... I'm an idiot
BTW, I just got my username back and I saw what you said about me
*mounts tuco furiously*