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« on: October 15, 2016, 02:11:53 AM »
Some of the outlets in my house were reversed , someone replaced the old two prong outlets with , nice grounded receptacles. .....  they didn't do it right ;)
I've come across this in other places and it's a common problem  >:( Buzzing Amps ....... Hum Switch  ::) It took me a while to get around to fixing that and also adding a ground wire to said outlets. A simple safe Receptacle Tester helps identify problems .... I got one for about $5. I had a lot of hum and noise on amps plugged into those outlets. Any of those little Filament Death Trap Amps would have hooked you up  :o
  I take that little receptacle gadget with me to ensure wherever I go to play or record , that the power is right. 

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Re: Safety
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2016, 09:50:09 AM »
Replaced 23 outlets in this house a couple weeks ago.  I had replaced some of them about 20 years ago, and those were right, but some of the older ones had the wrong polarity.  And most of them aren't grounded.

Grounding is good for most electrical equipment and/or tools, but doesn't matter as much for other things.  Polarity is important most of the time, but not all the time.  Both have to be right to pass code.

Ask anybody who has ever been shocked by sticking something metal in a toaster about polarity.  Or anybody that figured they could mess with a light socket because the switch was off.  :P

But yes, both can make a difference when working with sound.  Even an old loose (worn out) outlet can cause hum and static...
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