Grounded Guitar Amp...


Old 10-03-06, 05:57 PM
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Unhappy Grounded Guitar Amp...

ok, so i have an old guitar amp that I rewired so its grounded, i took the ground wire and put it too a small screw on the side of the case, but i was wondering if its actually grounded, becuase its in an all plastic case, does that matter?
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Old 10-03-06, 06:08 PM
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Based on your question you perhaps need a basic book on electricity. Most plastics are non-conductors therefore nothing is accomplished by attaching a ground wire. However altering a manufactured product could result in a dangerous even deadly outcome. Why are you trying to ground it?
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no, i dont, i know for the most part electricity wont travel through plastic, but its metal, inside a plastic casing thats why i wasnt sure(i didnt make that clear before). and i was grounding it for safety reasons, thats the only reason you would put a ground on an old appliance, and thats the only thing i did to it.

(p.s. ungrounded guitar amps have had fatal concequences before [i.e. Keith Relf of The Yardbirds])
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