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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by geof_, Nov 24, 2020.
Don't ask, just replace it.
You know it's the right thing to do.
Oh, I thought this was about putting flats on a Stingray. Or swapping tort for parchment. Or posting something mean about Jaco.
No, you won't die. Depending on the circumstances (the infrastructure you plug into) you may or may not get a little buzz. Or you might not want to touch your teeth to a microphone. But you won't die.
Still a pretty good idea to get that fixed, should cost you about $3.00 for a new jack. Use a meter/tester if you have one because you can assume the 3 wires are not colored how you would expect.
Yes... in 30-50 years from now.
Oh, and fix that cord, it's easy and cheap
This reminds me that I'm still pissed off that neither my gaming console or my computer have a Ground!
it causes a noisy ground-loop, or summat, when I try to use my amp together with either of them
Funny opening, relative to now, and in my kind of humor vein. Good OP!
Reminds me of the time when I garbage-picked a Zenith stereo console from my neighborhood alley.
Preceded with it right up to the Knotty Pine upstairs bedroom in our small bungalow home.
10 years old I was, I think. ( I remember, so I guess I was there ).
After some tinkering - which consisted of crossing various wires to see what it would do to "fix" it - I learned a valuable lesson about that little round connector in the middle. And back then? What was a ground wire?
If it goes wrong you get to ask these guys:
Guitarists electrocuted by their guitars
Get a new lead.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but yes, you will die.
2 out 3 of those guys were electrocuted. One of them choked on his harmonica. I don't know what to say about that guy.
there’s a good reason for that prong.
You might not , as long as your amp doesn’t develop an electrical short to anything metal or conductive that you might touch.
you could also have the intact plug , but a miswired or faulty electrical system that won’t allow a ground path.
electricity wants to go to ground , always looking searching determined to get there. Takes the easiest path as well , even if it’s you.
Having burned my lips on a mic, I think grounding is good.
But have you really lived?
You might not. But you might.
Come up off dat wallet for the pittance it would cost you fix this.
Everyone will die eventually, unless they figure out how to make us live "forever" by turning off our aging genes, or preserving our telemeres. Problem is, even if we don't die from old age, eventually the sun's increasing output will boil the oceans, and we will all die. Of course, the next big asteroid will probably do the trick before that. Unless we figure out how to divert it well ahead of time. But nonetheless, something will get you (and all of us) soooner or later.
Short answer: yes.
Still, no need to hasten the process. Make sure everything is properly grounded. Or play with a wireless so you won't ever be part of a power circuit.
You probably won't die, but that lack of ground isn't helping your odds. It's easy enough to change/address. Not worth the risk.
"We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones
Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born
The potential people who could have been here in my place
But who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Sahara
Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton
We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA
So massively exceeds the set of actual people
In the teeth of those stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here
We privileged few, who won the lottery of birth against all odds
How dare we whine at our inevitable return to that prior state
From which the vast majority have never stirred?"
- Tuomas Holopainen, Nightwish "The Greatest Show on Earth"
And get your cord fixed.
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