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Cause of Electrical Shock From A Guitar Amp

How to Repair a Guitar Amplifier – Prevent Electric Shock form a Guitar Amp: The important thing is to attach the ground wire to the metal chassis of the guitar amp. Cords can become frayed after a great deal of use. Also inspect where the cord enters the amp because this is a high stress area where the cords generally break down.

 

Electric Guitar and a Shocking Amp Makes Wild Music
Electrical Question: I have a rather old guitar tube amp, circa ’63ish, not sure exactly.

I don’t know much about electronics, but here’s what the amp says in terms of voltage: 117V, 60C, 30W, .25A

Background: Colin, a Handyman from Tacoma, WA

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your home electrical wiring question Colin.

How to Repair a Guitar Amplifier

Prevent Electric Shock form a Guitar Amp

Oh – one more thing, don’t forget to give Dad a pat on the back for being willing to help out his Son!

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