Question about Audio Players & Recorders
Robetek is spot on.
I worked in the live music biz for 27 years, as lead soundtech. I ALWAYS checked the instruments for possible voltage backfeeds, onstage, before the soundchecks. I have noticed more often than I can count that poor grounds, or earth, as Robo has stated, CAN AND WILL shock you. Or worse.
I have personally measured 70 volts DC between guitar strings and the microphone (in this case, a Shure SM-58; with a metal windscreen)...AND got shocked doing it...70 volts DC is enough to stop one's heart. Most always attributle to bad grounds, no grounds, or "reversing" the grounds to kill the "hum" found due to various electrical incompatibilty....
2 actual cases in point: The bassist for Uriah Heep, Gary Thain, and the lead guitarist for Stone the Crows, Les Harvey (he also played lead guitar on "All RIght Now", by Free)..., were BOTH electrocuted onstage, at a live gig. No way to die, my man, no way to die. and AVOIDABLE.
We experts hear at FIxYa are concerned about the health & well being of all of the "askers", like you, and we do NOT give out **** info.
PLEASE H\heed Robo's words wisely. Get your stuff all checked out. Everything. Guitar, amp, all of the cords, and anything else that you may come in contact with, anywhere.
The life you save may be yours. Not busting on you, my friend, just trying to help.
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
This is not good, you should not get electric shocks of any part of your gear. I strongly suggest that you take it to a qualified electronics guy that can perform an electrical safety check on it for you. It may be that the earth potential of your mains is different to the earth potential of the floor you are standing on. This may cause a small shock(would depend what country you are in and the mains system supply you are using). In any case, I would (for your safety) get it checked and tagged as safe. This is the only way to be sure you wont eventually GET KILLED!! Does not cost alot, usually about $30. Then you know it is good
Posted on Oct 13, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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