#1
i was playing my guitar and then all the sudden i played this note 000xxx my guitar was drop d... and it shocked me on the xxx where i placed my middle finger... it was a horrible shock.. made my veins pop out almost... any ideas on why that happened?
#2
earthing issue maybe? was it storming outside?
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#3
Wow that's a weird story dude, maybe the guitar was badly wired ?

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Quote by say5ss2
earthing issue maybe? was it storming outside?


That would make sense.
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Then maybe you wired something wrong when putting the new pups

could that be it? i switched to the neck pickups and it didnt it again =( and i didnt mess wit does they are stock =(
#8
Well i think u said it ur self, maybe something wrong with the new wiring then...Better re check that before ur guitar gets hauled off to the FBI for murder in the first degree...(wat a waste of a guitar that would be)
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Quote by RockxxStar
could that be it? i switched to the neck pickups and it didnt it again =( and i didnt mess wit does they are stock =(

It probably is. The most likely situation here is that you didn't solder all the wires in the right place and fashion.

I'd suggest having someone, who is qualified, look at it and sort it out, before it happens again.
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Quote by Y00p
It probably is. The most likely situation here is that you didn't solder all the wires in the right place and fashion.

I'd suggest having someone, who is qualified, look at it and sort it out, before it happens again.


could be also.. my hands where a bit sweaty for playing for a while.. and i was wearing no shoes.. =S and i was standing up?
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could be also.. my hands where a bit sweaty for playing for a while.. and i was wearing no shoes.. =S and i was standing up?

Hah, sure. On a carpet floor, constantly shuffeling your feet in pure orgasmic guitar-playing?

No man, have the wiring checked out. If you've wired it wrong, if one wire is even touching something metal in the wrong place, it will be very annoying, and possibly could be dangerous as well.
#12
I'd say to have it checked out.

However, I'd suspect its either:
1. grounding issue with your amp
2. electrical current from that outlet was out of phase with the other outlets. However this wouldn't make sense unless you touch another electrical appliance.

Electrical currents don't generally travel back to your guitar, do it does happen.

The other possibility is that you didn't solder the grounding wires back properly, or they snapped at the connection when you were swapping the pups.
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Hah, sure. On a carpet floor, constantly shuffeling your feet in pure orgasmic guitar-playing?

No man, have the wiring checked out. If you've wired it wrong, if one wire is even touching something metal in the wrong place, it will be very annoying, and possibly could be dangerous as well.


I second that. If u get em checked, the pro will probably fix it, so you and your guitar won't be in danger anymore It won't be expensive I think though.
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Quote by RockxxStar
i was playing my guitar and then all the sudden i played this note 000xxx my guitar was drop d... and it shocked me on the xxx where i placed my middle finger... it was a horrible shock.. made my veins pop out almost... any ideas on why that happened?




By any chance did you stick your lead in a power socket???
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#15
Quote by RockxxStar
could that be it? i switched to the neck pickups and it didnt it again =( and i didnt mess wit does they are stock =(


Wait. Your guitar shocked you and you just go and play it again? +1, You've got a large pair there.

I'd just take it to a shop and see if it'd shock the store guys too. AC/DC would then probably love a guitar like that.

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#16
Make sure that you grounded it correctly. Check the guitar with another amp. If it's the amp, you'll have to get it repaired or get a new one.
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#17
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well its an epiphone g400 i installed some pups could that be why?


Most definitely, make sure you wired it correctly. Google is your friend there if nobody here can help.

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#18
Grounding issue, I'd assume. My buddy had a trashy old tele that was wired to the bridge, and if he played long enough, as static charge would build and shock him... wasn't anything terrible though.
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