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Re: 60 cycle hum in racks - stopping the insanity / share your magic

Actually this isn't really true. Most of the time I don't play in 
that would cause me to become the ground conduit. I'm not a guitar 
either, so I'm not holding a ground lead in my hand while I'm plugged 
a notoriously badly wired device (a guitar amp). Most of the time I'm 
safe in the studio or at gigs in pretty controlled environments (no 
gigs or those behind cages designed to fend off thrown bottles).

Granted I played one gig, where the performance space was in the 
of a coffee shop. At one point I noticed that a pipe above my head was 
dangerously close to my equipment, so I guess I might have been in 
danger there.

On Feb 1, 2005, at 12:47 AM, Kim Flint wrote:

> At 09:55 AM 1/31/2005, Michael Firman wrote:
>>  Lifting the ground on ALL the devices that are plugged in
>> usually fixes the problem. I've noticed that some devices seem
>> to be worse than others when connected, but ground lifting has
>> always solved the problem for me.
> This is also a really bad way to kill yourself.
> (The good ways involve shotguns and bridges, just fyi.)
> The problem with this method is you never really know when you are 
> going to die, and it may come at an inconvenient time. For example, 
> it's your record release party, all your friends and family are there, 
> your kids are smiling up at you, everybody is thrilled with 
> anticipation and oh so happy for your success, you go to play the 
> first note, and ZAP! yer a black, smokey, spinal-tap-drummer spot on 
> the stage. No Kurt Cobain cred for you.
> Good luck with it, and please let me know when your next gig is,
> kim
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