Hey all, I know this is a fairly common issue w/ plenty of threads online but just needing some help to narrow down the potential cause. Last night my 2010 CS Telecaster started a rather bad case of the crackling/popping noises while playing...actually not while playing but while sitting not playing. It would kind of come and go. I noticed it was worse when I either held it up and moved it around in the air or around on my leg (wearing jeans)...if it was still nothing happened. I could bounce it or rub it on my leg and it would make the noise. Ran through some typical troubleshooting: - Checked different guitars, cables, amps...it was narrowed down to the Tele - Cleaned pots w/ DeOxit - Cleaned output jack with DeOxit & Q-Tip Problem persisted...frustrated went to bed... - Next day I removed output jack and checked the connections, all looked good and solid. I did notice the part of the jack that clicks with the 1/4” cable looked worn...it wasn’t dirty but just had the shiny metal worn off from where the cable comes in. I acruakky plugged into the exposed outlet and turned the amp on...I wanted to check and see if the wires s showed as the cause...it appeared that the noise was caused by contact on the part of the jack that clicks with the 1/4” connector...fwiw. I put the output jack back in this AM and it’s better, but still a faint crackling...especially when I dime the amp. I also noticed it crackles when I touch anything metal...output jack, chrome knobs, strings, etc... Not sure if I need to replace the jack, or if a solder joint is bad or if it’s just static build up (live in a dry arid winter climate). Any help is appreciated!!!!