The "clown" here
It's just that I for one cringe every single time when a person asks a question about something that's obviously way over their heads to fix safely
, and some do-gooder urges them to try to fix it it anyway. Be that problem electrical or mechanical in nature, mind You.
Wall voltage can be lethal
, and should not be toyed with.
That said, I know no-one who's died while working on an amp but several persons, Yours truly included, have burnt a nerve or two while doing some stupid mistake for a reason or another.
Stupid mistakes that we do have known how to avoid
, but perhaps we were in a hurry, tired, exhausted or our minds just weren't in the work ahead of us like it should've been.
An uneducated person usually doesn't even have a clue how to avoid getting zapped, so they're more likely to get zapped than not when poking in a live circuit.
The burnt nerve will hinder Your playing ability for a while, or forever.
It may also stop You playing for good.
To me that'd probably be worse than death. And I'm pretty old, with no delusions about a career in music anymore.
For an aspiring young musician, a damage like that could mean the end of his/her dreams and probably a severe hit to their livelihood as well.
The same goes for us wrenches fixing our rides or other machinery, crack a knuckle with a slipping cheapo open end wrench, and Your playing ain't the same anymore. EVER.
The above rant isn't in no way to discourage youngsters from pursuing their dreams in being a tech or a wrench -be that professionally or as a hobby- far from that, but PLEASE, do that SAFELY.
Preserve Your hands, after all those are all that You got.