So this is new to me....

Discussion in 'Pickups' started by Oldskoolrob, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. Oldskoolrob

    Oldskoolrob Senior Member

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    Borrowing my old mans G&L ASAT. I've noticed when I touch the strings with the inside of my forearm (lightly) I can feel an electric shock/buzz. When I 'mute the signal through the pedal board it's not there. So what's going on here? I haven't felt it with my LP......
     
  2. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    Not an expert but faulty ground comes to mind...
    Some AC/DC :)D) leaking to signal path?

    Don't get electrocuted!
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    BadPenguin Senior Member

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    Maybe NOT the guitar. What kind of amp is it? An older 2 prong, none polarized plug, could be the culprit.
     
  4. Oldskoolrob

    Oldskoolrob Senior Member

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    No sorry it's a grounded 3 prong modern JBL powered wedge, using pedal board only...dodgey power supply maybe? But why would it get into the signal path?
     
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    ARandall Senior Member

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    Not properly grounded pedalboard/powersupply maybe.....takes a less well travelled path to the ground.

    Of course pedals are 9-18V typically and low current so not a major threat really unless the powersupply transformer itself is on the blink and full current somehow gets through
     
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    Mockbel Senior Member

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    Kinda funny !
    I know (and suffered) from ground issues but it was all about hum that disappears when I touch strings.. not to feel the electricity.. interesting!
     

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