Electrical shocks from the strings

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  1. GitFiddle

    GitFiddle Premium Member

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    When I lived in Florida in the late 70s, we had a washer and dryer in the garage on a concrete floor. One day I came in from the ocean dripping wet. Wanted to turn on the dryer to heat up a towel. The 220 plug was half cocked out of the socket. Without thinking, like an idiot, I just reached up and pushed the plug with the palm of my hand. Next thing I knew I was on the opposite side of the garage sliding down the wall, into a babbling lump on the floor.
     
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    RayTorvalds Senior Member

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    Oh yeah, static electricity discharges after building it up with something like that can actually hurt. I have it all the time when packing finished work with that plastic stretch foil.
    I'm talking like, the electricity crossing 2 inch gaps and you can actually hear (and see) the "spark".. And it kind of hurts too.
     
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    Haha, it must've been hard to keep focusing on the singing !
     
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    Oh my.. glad you did it with the palm of your hand. If you actually gripped the plug, it could've tightened your muscles and you wouldn't have been able to let go.
     
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    That is awesome !! :dude:
    Better him than me, though. I wouldn't put that much faith in that Faraday cage suit with those kind of voltages/amperages.
     
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    Yup! That's what I was talking about earlier! There is nothing quite like having to finish a show while waiting in dread of being tazed by your mic at any time when you forget for that split second and your lips touch it!

    Mic socks became my new best friend!
     
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    I can so imagine that. I'm not a singer, but I can imagine when you get into the feeling and really sing, you forget about it.. until your lips hit it again.
     
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    That is it exactly! Close the eyes in musical abandon and then ZAP!

    Bug killer juice flowing into your lips and lighting up the backs of your eyeballs!

    But on top of that you have to hold it together, like nothing happened while you're waiting for the fog to clear, AND you can't lose your sh!t in front of everybody!
    [​IMG]
     
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    Kudos to you guys for not losing it ! :dude:
    I can imagine that would be very hard.
     
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    I dunno what effect it has on anybody else but it twice p!sses me off big time!

    First because it hurts like hell! Like a punch in the mouth.

    Second, because you should have remembered and known better than to let it happen more than once, yet here you are......
    So you beat yourself up for being stupid on top of the pain!
     
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    Wow damn, it hurts that much ?!

    -> Edit, I'm glad I'm not a singer. Even though I would love to be good at being one.
     
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    Yeah! 120 to the lips is like, I dunno, imagine sticking your tongue in a light socket with the juice on.

    Ever stick you tongue on a fresh 9 volt battery?

    It stings a bit and might make your eye water a little.

    Ramp that up 10 times and you reach 90 volts. Keep going....

    The fact that it is alternating current makes it buzz or 'fuzz' your face, not just a smooth jolt of lightning.

    It keeps turning on and off at 60 (or in your case 50! even worse!) times a second.

    Did you ever get a haircut with a barbers shear? One of those buzzing vibrating cutter things?

    When they put that on your melon you can feel the 60 cycle vibrations kinda rattle your skull a bit.

    That's what it is doing to your kisser! It keeps re-stinging you 60 times a second!

    Cripes man! How much can a guy handle!!!

    (drops mouse and runs out door!) :run:
     
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    hundred bucks says that dude wont have any offspring....his nads are fried
     
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    I should look into this.....:hmm:

    I have found myself in this position on several occasions, without using electric! :eek2:

    Usually after the grand-kids have spent the more than one night....:facepalm:
     
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