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Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician, 2nd Edition by Richard Cadena

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“Putting your hands in the earth is very grounding, if you’ll excuse the pun.”

John Glover, American actor

In the 1970s, when amplified musical instruments and public address systems were relatively new, some people didn’t understood how to build and maintain a safe power distribution system. As a result, there were at least three high-profile musicians who were electrocuted by their equipment because of improper grounding/earthing: Leslie Harvey of Stone the Crows, John Rostill of the Shadows, and Keith Relf of the Yardbirds. Today, we know more about proper grounding/earthing techniques and electrical safety. Understanding grounding/earthing is a very important and somewhat complex issue. Volumes have been ...

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