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Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 1993
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, January 26, 2009 - 6:39 am:   Edit Post

This is not really a trouble shooting question as much as an advice request.
I was switching from my 4 string S-2 to my 5 string S-2, and while unplugging the 5 pin cable I must have gotten my thumb wrapped aroung too far and got a pretty good shock.

2 questions; Has this happened to anyone else here and which is the recommended way to unplug a Series instrument cable, from the DS-5 first(which does not have a power switch like my DS-5R or bass first or does it not really matter?

(buzzed but OK) LOL
Username: mica

Post Number: 5805
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 9:08 am:   Edit Post

I asked my dad bout this yesterday. He suggested first sending in the power supply, but then as he thought about it more, he has a new theory. You wouldn't need to wait to hit a pin to get shocked if the source was the bass, cable or power supply. Once you touched the metal housing on the 5-pin cable that would have been enough.

He said that sometimes when you touch something with a small surface area (like the tip of one of the 5-pin connector pins) suddenly, it can really feel like an electrical shock if you hit your finger just right. He's done it before, but not with a 5-pin connector.
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 7413
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 9:35 am:   Edit Post

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