Grounding ac plug

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by xander8280, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. xander8280


    Dec 29, 2011
    How easy is it to install a new power plug for an amp. I have a 70s Kustom head and it has two prongs, I want it to have the third, I get shocked a lot. LOL. Thanks to anybody who replies
  2. 1958Bassman


    Oct 20, 2007
    You need to replace the cord, not just add a plug. If it has a grounding switch, that will have to be disconnected.
  3. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Realistically, it's an inexpensive and quick job for an amp tech. You are smart to ask the question and get this done.
  4. xander8280


    Dec 29, 2011
    Alright, it has no phase or ground lift switch which sucks. But yeah, I'll get a tech to do it quick. Thanks guys
  5. The new amp cord must be grounded properly inside the amp.
  6. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
  7. will33


    May 22, 2006
    The hot and neutral wires get connected to the same places your current ones are on your 2-wire cord. The 3rd ground wire gets connected to the amp chassis (metal case the amp is built into). Having the items linked in Bill's post is a good idea as well as long as you're in there. If you're uncomfortable with it, it's an easy, inexpensive thing for a tech to do, they could also scope out your amp while they're at it, just give it a "check up" and it won't cost too much.