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Chris-triff
post Aug 6 2008, 06:00 PM
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hei there
i have a little problem with my guitar:
i get a little electricity shock when i plug my squier strat in my vox valvetronix ad50vt
also this is when the guitar is pluged into the amp and i touch the strings, i get a little more when i touch a string and stand barefoot, and i get much more elctricity when i touch a string and with the other hand touch the window frame (metal)
this happens if the amp is on or off.
i dont understand why this i happenig. is it something wrong with my guitar or my amp?
is it ment to be like this?


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post Aug 6 2008, 06:04 PM
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It is probably something with the guitar. I don't know the english term, (Ground wire?), that is loose.

Take it to a guitar tech and have him look at it. Could be that you'll be walking out with your guitar in 5 minutes.


If that is not the case it will either be the plug in of the amp.


Hope this helps,
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post Aug 6 2008, 06:08 PM
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QUOTE (JeroenKole @ Aug 6 2008, 10:04 AM) *
It is probably something with the guitar. I don't know the english term, (Ground wire?), that is loose.

Take it to a guitar tech and have him look at it. Could be that you'll be walking out with your guitar in 5 minutes.


If that is not the case it will either be the plug in of the amp.


Hope this helps,
J


thanks
do you know where this "ground wire" is in the guitar i just opened it and nothing is loose


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post Aug 6 2008, 06:13 PM
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depends on the guitar, if it is an strat style guitar it should be on the back where the tremolo springs are connected to a piece of metal.
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post Aug 6 2008, 06:14 PM
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also got one in the 1/4" jack


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post Aug 6 2008, 06:16 PM
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QUOTE (JeroenKole @ Aug 6 2008, 10:13 AM) *
depends on the guitar, if it is an strat style guitar it should be on the back where the tremolo springs are connected to a piece of metal.


i saw it and it doesnt seem to be loose
but maybe it is that way the elictricity came
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post Aug 6 2008, 06:19 PM
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polarity on the receptacle you are plugged into may be backwards.


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post Aug 6 2008, 06:20 PM
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As MickeM said also check the jack of the guitar and see if a wire could be loose there. if that isn't the case take the guitar to an guitar tech, if he says there is no problem with the guitar it will most probably be your amp.

until that time you'll have to play unamplified though.
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post Aug 6 2008, 06:21 PM
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Most likely ground wire. I had the shock of my life after working on my friend's guitar and didn't attach the ground wire properly. Look near the springs in the back of the guitar for the loose wire.
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post Aug 6 2008, 08:39 PM
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Most likely electronic malfunction. Take it to guitar tech, usually these kind of stuff is fairly easy and cheap to fix, don't worry.


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post Aug 6 2008, 11:36 PM
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Did you try playing a different guitar on that amp ? Or same guitar on different amp ?
Could be both guitar or amp...


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post Aug 7 2008, 04:44 AM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Aug 6 2008, 03:36 PM) *
Did you try playing a different guitar on that amp ? Or same guitar on different amp ?
Could be both guitar or amp...


yes i tried everything:
-another guitar same cable same amp same problem
-same guitar same cable another amp same problem
(a little less shock it could be becouse the amp i used was a squier 10w)
-another guitar another cable another amp another everything same problem

i think i found out that the wall outlet (not sure about the englis term) is the problem
it might not be grounded or something,
i think that may be a little dangerous dont you think

thanks for the help anyway


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post Aug 7 2008, 09:23 AM
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QUOTE (Chris-triff @ Aug 7 2008, 05:44 AM) *
-another guitar another cable another amp another everything same problem



huh.gif incredible... you should change the guitar player !!! tongue.gif

excuse, just kidding, it's really weird... I have no idea what owuld happens sad.gif


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post Aug 7 2008, 10:33 AM
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QUOTE (Chris-triff @ Aug 7 2008, 05:44 AM) *
yes i tried everything:
-another guitar same cable same amp same problem
-same guitar same cable another amp same problem
(a little less shock it could be becouse the amp i used was a squier 10w)
-another guitar another cable another amp another everything same problem

i think i found out that the wall outlet (not sure about the englis term) is the problem
it might not be grounded or something,
i think that may be a little dangerous dont you think

thanks for the help anyway


Well did you try it in another outlet? If you find out that the outlet is the problem don't call guitar tech, call electrician smile.gif


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post Aug 7 2008, 12:12 PM
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I had similar problems few days ago,
I plugged my guitar into an amp at my house
but I used outlet which I don't use a lot.
And there was the buzz when I move my hands
from strings or any metal part.
I almost opened guitar to see what's the problem
but luckily I tried with another outlet before
and it was it,an outlet. smile.gif


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post Aug 16 2008, 05:14 PM
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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Aug 7 2008, 04:12 AM) *
I had similar problems few days ago,
I plugged my guitar into an amp at my house
but I used outlet which I don't use a lot.
And there was the buzz when I move my hands
from strings or any metal part.
I almost opened guitar to see what's the problem
but luckily I tried with another outlet before
and it was it,an outlet. smile.gif


thats exactly the problem
i will call the electrician soon
thenks to all of you


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