Are electric guitars dangerous?

Montana Considine asked a question: Are electric guitars dangerous?
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Date created: Sat, Jan 23, 2021 6:59 AM
Date updated: Thu, Oct 13, 2022 9:18 PM


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Electric guitars are generally considered safe. As long as the guitar amplifier is modern and in good working order, there should be no issues. However, problems can arise if equipment is not grounded properly, or a performance venue has faulty wiring.

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The cheap electric guitars they offer leave a lot to be desired. They fall into more or less the same problem as the Rogue models do. Agathis wood, a bolt-on neck and stock everything are to be expected. As a result, this guitar has poor sound and virtually no lasting value.

In my opinion, the Ashton guitars get a very bad rap for a very good little guitar (the electrics anyway). The only field they tend to fall down in is the pickups and tuning pegs they use. However, those are easily replaced and you can have yourself a beautiful guitar with a low action that sounds every bit as good as any other mass produced guitar on the market.

The danger comes if the innards are exposed and you touch a live component. In this respect they are far more dangerous than a transistor amplifier because they have high DC voltages (around 500v) which are far more lethal than 240V AC (present in all transistor amplifiers).

Over the years we’ve seen students struggle on electric guitars. 9 times out of 10, this is due to poorly set up guitars. If you do decide to purchase an electric guitar, make sure it’s well set up.

Are Electric Guitars Affected By Humidity? Electric guitars can easily get affected by humidity. Low humidity can cause guitar neck to shrink. When that happens, fret ends protrude from the edge of the fretboard to the outside. Not only that happens, but also frets can get loose, as well as the screws. Why does this happen? It’s simple physics.

If these two sources of power are at vastly different ground voltages, a current can flow between the grounded mic’s housing and the grounded guitar strings. And if the guitar amp and the console are on different phases of the alternating current (AC) mains, things can get dangerous.

In addition, the chemicals in the lacquer are hazardous to health and the environment, and – since it’s highly flammable – it’s dangerous to store nitrocellulose lacquer in large quantities. Plasticisers. The word ‘plasticiser’ sets alarm bells ringing for nitrocellulose die-hards.

Too much moisture will cause wood to swell and often distort from it's shape. This can absolutely reek havoc on a guitar where many parts are assembled with exact tolerances. On the other hand, a climate that's too dry can cause wood to become brittle and ultimately crack.

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