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Electric Shock Through Guitar Strings on Pod HD500X

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Hello, 

 

Just wanted to communicate this issue to anyone else who may experience it. I started to feel slight electric shocks through my guitar strings and on the metal stomp buttons on my Pod HD500X. After doing some troubleshooting, I found that it was the USB port on my computer that somehow got bent and was causing the electric shock. When I switched the USB cable to another port on my computer, the shock went away completely. Before you take it in to get repaired, give this a shot and see if it works. 

 

EDIT: I have also been told by a guitar tech that incorrect grounding in your guitar can cause this problem. Try using another guitar with your pod to see if you experience the shock. If you do not, it is probably the guitar

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Just wait until you are on stage in front of 30,000 people and you go up to the mic to start singing the first song and it zaps you unconscious.   

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On 1/1/2019 at 4:54 PM, pianoguyy said:

Just wait until you are on stage in front of 30,000 people and you go up to the mic to start singing the first song and it zaps you unconscious.   

Lol, haven't been knocked unconscious but have had one heck of a shock from the mic that made my lips go numb in front of about 2000 people.  Sucks.

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Because of years of experience as a musician... 

I don't skimp on certain types of repairs and remodels.

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I got a shock while using the Line6 StageScape mixer with my HD500X JTV rig.  It happened when enabling phantom power on the mixer.

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