richard.podmela
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Join date: Aug 2013
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#1
Hi ive got quite a big problem and i need help.
I played on my guitar which was connected to my external sound card M-Audio fast track Mk. II, a then when i was finnished playing i touched to guitar connector and i got really big electric shock.
When i started to play i didnt get any shocks.
Can somebody please tell me what could be a problem ?
Im using laptop lenovo Ideapad Y550p.

Thanks for every answer
Last edited by richard.podmela at Aug 17, 2013,
MatrixClaw
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#2
Sounds like your guitar isn't grounded correctly.
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richard.podmela
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Join date: Aug 2013
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#3
Hmmm, i dont think that is the problem, because i have another guitar and bass, and im getting shock even when i play on them ...
MatrixClaw
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#4
Is your laptop plugged into the wall outlet? Try changing outlets, or unplugging it and running off the battery to make sure it's not the power source.

A grounding issue is really the only thing I can think of that would cause this. I've had this happen to me with amps before and it was because of improper grounding.
Quote by Dave_Mc
I've had tube amps for a while now, but never actually had any go down on me
Quote by jj1565
maybe you're not saying the right things? an amp likes to know you care.





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richard.podmela
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Join date: Aug 2013
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#5
Yea, so its wrong outlet. I tried to play on guitar with only battery in laptop for long time and i didnt get any shock. Well im living in quite old house, so this is probably the problem. I will call an electrician.
Thank you very much for that advice with battery, much appreciated
MatrixClaw
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#6
No probs, glad you figured it out
Quote by Dave_Mc
I've had tube amps for a while now, but never actually had any go down on me
Quote by jj1565
maybe you're not saying the right things? an amp likes to know you care.





www.SanctityStudios.com