When I plug my Squier into the amp, everything is fine and I don't hear any background noises when nothing is being played. As soon as I turn the on/off switch on the back of the guitar to on, I hear a clicking tone like a metronome coming through the amp. The noise is not super loud but it's noticable. Also, when I press face buttons, I hear modulations in the noise. A particularly distinctive modulation is heard if the start and back buttons are pressed at the same time. I scanned the recent posts about the Squier but I didn't see anyone else talking about this behavior. So has anyone else noticed this? Is it normal behavior or do I have a defective guitar? I wouldn't expect the MIDI operation of the guitar to bleed into the analog output. This makes it a bit annoying to play through the amp while also playing the game. I have an XBox 360 but it shouldn't matter for this issue since I hear the noise even without a MIDI cable hooked up to the guitar.
Thanks for any feedback!