So... I read some more and I don't really think the bleeder resistor was intended to fix my problem exactly. (http://www.scribd.com/doc/44176872/Ab-S ... tion-Guide
). I tried it anyhow because I was kind of desperate, at first I thought it did help but the hum was still too loud for my liking. I decided to try something else, rotating the larger toroid made a much more profound difference. Now when I put the resistor in and out of the circuit I'm not sure if it was really ever doing anything for my problem. Now the hum is still there, but I almost have to stick my head inside the chassis to hear it, with or without the 10k resistor. I was going to try a mechanical relay to see if it removes the last bit of hum but I've been lazy as my mechanical relays don't have screw contacts and setting it up would be mildly irritating. It is really quiet now, I might just leave it like it is... I'm sure my curiosity will get the best of me and I'll wind up trying it at some point. I maybe should try more toroid rotations first, I really just turned the larger ones in a direction I thought was appropriate one time.