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Room/house grounding problems

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by SBassman, Mar 4, 2006.


  1. SBassman

    SBassman

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    I don't know much about grounding problems. I have one in my house - at least, in the room I practice in. Outside of an electrician fixing it, if it's fixable, is there anything else I can do to mitigate or eliminate the hum it creates in my amp?

    [I already plug into a Furman power strip, and that doesn't do anything]
     
  2. If there is a grounding problem then I would get it fixed.
     
  3. SBassman

    SBassman

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    I should, but just saying Welcome to an electrician is tons of money. What kinds of things could lead to a grounding problem leading to the hum - that are actually fixable?
     
  4. Improper grounding can be very dangerous. It is worth the money if this is the problem.

    Well, the grounding problem could typically be one of three things:

    -Ground loops - fixable
    -Improper grounding - may be fixable
    -Lack of a ground - not fixable

    It could also be a problem with the equipment itself. Have you tested the equipment elsewhere recently to see if the same noise is present?
     
  5. SBassman

    SBassman

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Thanks. Yes. It's definitely in the room or the whole house. It's not the equipment. Everything in hear makes noises that are gone elsewhere.