#1
You might remember me from this thread:

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1156101&page=2&pp=20


In which my guitar was shocking me. I'm pretty sure i've discovered the solution (although i havent tested it yet)


but i actually had a similar problem while playing on my friend's amp. We both have the same marshall half-stack, and i was playing through a more reliable power source.


Whenever i touch the volume or tone knob, i can hear almost a static shock sound through the amp.


Is it my guitar? Is this a coincidence that both maybe have bad power sources? How would i fix this?


thanks in advance guys
#2
oh and would it have anything to do with the wiring? or the fact that i have nickel pots?
#3
Is it the plug? maybe your completing the circuit? but i have no idea what im talking about so listen to other people.
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#4
what do you mean completing the circuit?

This place where i've been playing the other marshall (same model but not my own) should have reliable wiring cus its a band rental practice space, but i guess you still never know


whenever i touch the knobs (which are nickel) i get the sound of static or a little spark. nothing too dangerous, but i can tell there's something wrong
#5
The sharp shocking sound can come from your pots themselves. When knobs and the pots get dirty they make a sharp popping sound. Clean the pots and see what happens.
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#6
ok, for cleaning the pots would i just unscrew it and clear out any junk that i find? (dumb question but better safe than sorry)

and can dirty pots cause any other electrical problems? cus i had a case (as stated in my last thread) in which i could feel the electric current in them...


Thank you for responding btw
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ok, for cleaning the pots would i just unscrew it and clear out any junk that i find? (dumb question but better safe than sorry)

and can dirty pots cause any other electrical problems? cus i had a case (as stated in my last thread) in which i could feel the electric current in them...


Thank you for responding btw



I dont recall my dirty pots ever shocking me, but like NY lotto, ya never know...

Anyway, to clean the pots unscrew the knob covers and go to town with a q tip. Cheaper pots usually get dirtier quicker, so try to maintain em.
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#8
alright cool, thanks alot. i'll try it but would that cause it to only make noise when i touch it? it doesnt happen when i turn it or when im not touching it... only at first when i touch it

i'm not trying to be cynical but hopefully cleaning them would work
#9
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alright cool, thanks alot. i'll try it but would that cause it to only make noise when i touch it? it doesnt happen when i turn it or when im not touching it... only at first when i touch it

i'm not trying to be cynical but hopefully cleaning them would work


hmm thats odd- try cleaning them and see whats wat
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#10
yeah it seems more of an electrical problem. its really annoying cus i've got a few shows lined up in 10 days and my go-to repair place is closed for two weeks

thanks for the help though.
#11
It's an electrical problem for sure. Your guitar isn't properly grounded.
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#12
hmmm thank you for the help. how would i get my guitar grounded? i'm guessing it'll have to be taken in but what would they do?
#13
i didnt have this problem until recently either, is there any way to re-ground my guitar by myself?