Hey everyone, I bought a new Rickenbacker 4003 from Guitar Center a couple weeks ago. I love it so far, however, I have come across one issue. When I plug it into my amplifier (Fender Rumble 25), there is a very weird crackling sound coming out over the white noise. It might be the bass because when I plug in my other bass there is no crackling sound at all! I have tried to fix it per a user's suggestion by rubbing a drier sheet over the pickguard, but that unfortunately didn't fix it. Is this a common issue for Ricks? Any help/advice is appreciated! I have 45 days so I'm probably going to go to Guitar Center in the next few days and see what they can do for me if I can't fix it. EDIT: I don't think it's a grounding issue. Touching around on the metal parts of the bass does not affect the crackling noise; it's still present at same volume with contact and without contact.