Well I re-wired and shielded my Bass...less noisy from the J pickup..still quite a bit a noise when the the tone knob is rolled up. That said, when I plug it into my effects with any kind of gain...it gets really, really noisy. My question is...should I get a noise supressor? Right now all I do is practice, but the noise drives me nuts. I looked at all the older posts and some say things about tone suck. I really don't want to spend major $$$$.