Well like the title says it'll light you up. I believe it is a grounding problem somewhere cause if I wear shoes it does not shock me only when barefooted on a concrete floor. I've noticed it on 2 different basses. I usually always wear shoes in our practice garage but if I sit in a metal chair then I get shocked by the chair. Has anyone had this problem before. I believe it to be the amp which is an Old Peavey Mark VIII. I do like shocking the guitar player though when he gets outta hand with the power chords he is always barefooted. Have any of you experienced this problem. I did a search on shocking strings but didn't find much.