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Posted by Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger on February 24, 2001 at 03:33:08:
In Reply to: Re: Fixing a buzzing bass... posted by Deman on February 23, 2001 at 09:44:00:
: : Wearing a grounding strap and playing an instrument gives you the exciting opportunity to have any stray AC voltage go across your body - not unlike getting "bit" by an improperly grounded microphone - but infinitely more entertaining to a crowd, since you'll be doing heretofore un-named dances on stage as you flail wildly, attempting to unfasten the strap. Unfortunately, that would be pretty much a lost cause, since you have zero control (or less) over the aforementioned flailing.
: Okay. If, as I said, you just connect the strap straight to the bass's bridge, then how is AC going to get to it? Do YOU often get shocked with 110v AC by YOUR bass? I sure hope not. If you are , maybe you SHOULD take up shuffleboard. Far safer ;)
Think of it this way: why tempt Fate?
It would probably never happen, but just on the off chance that it *did*, the Unwritten Laws Of Nature would kick in and make sure that it happened at the one point where you were wearing the strap...
Trust me on this one. ;-)
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