Static is kicking my butt. First off, I don't have the ground wire connected at the moment as I discuss here: http://audiokarma.org/forums/index....hono-mm-mc-hum-disconnect-wire-no-hum.822892/. So last night, I'm listening to a record I bought new about a month ago that I wet washed using the tergitol/paint pad method over the weekend. Toward the end of the record, I was hearing pops that I shouldn't hear on a new, freshly cleaned record. The record was pressed by Secret City Records, I guess in Canada: https://www.discogs.com/The-Barr-Brothers-Queens-Of-The-Breakers/release/10998793 The TT is a Dual 1229, cart is a Nagaoka MP-110 and I use an "Anti-Static Phono Cartridge Stylus Cleaner Brush and Lubricant Preservative" on the stylus. Since I washed the record a few days ago, we've had at least 3 significant thunderstorms and the air is humid as all get out. I even took the rug out of the room where the stereo is after the double baby bunny murder/bunny brain snack cat stunt caused it to be stained - so hardwood floors. I store cleaned records in plastic anti-static inner sleeves. Oh and after the record played, I held the record up to my arm and the arm hairs stood up, so I know there is static on it. Why?? What am doing wrong? Could it be the record material?