Fair enough, I appreciate the advice.
Anyway the answer is – 1M pulldown resistors to ground tapped into the audio signal into and out of the buffer. http://www.muzique.com/news/pulldown-resistors/
Since I have no good technique to do that it’s mighty ugly, but it works, no pops, and the buffer keeps the signal steady.
Looking forward to the new pcb’s – blues buster and ancestral apparition!!